Recently, I’ve read three historical novels that took place during very difficult times in history. One was the tragic story of a French Jewish girl who narrowly escaped being sent to Auschwitz…but whose entire family died there. Another was the story of an American Japanese girl whose family was unfairly interned in a camp, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And the other was a heart-wrenching story about how the racial tensions in Mississippi, during the 1960’s, affected the lives of so many people. I read each book with a heart that was aching…aching for what had happened…wishing that I had been able to be there to stand up for what was right…wishing that these sad and disturbing times in history had never happened or could somehow be rewritten.
But history can’t be rewritten…it’s past. And so we’re left with today and tomorrow…and all the tomorrows that come after that. Tomorrows that are yet to be written in the pages of history. Now, maybe our individual lives will never be written about in a history book, but each day of our life is another page in a chapter of our own history. And the question is…what will be written on those pages? If you were to go back and read it later, would your heart ache for what had happened? Would you wish that you could somehow rewrite your story? It gives one pause for thought…and for prayer that God will help us to live our lives well…day by day. So that the only ache someone would feel if they read our story, would be an ache to know the loving, faithful God of grace who makes our life worth reading!
II Thessalonians 1:11 NLT ~ So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.
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