Do you remember your 11th grade History teacher? I remember mine. His name was Mr. Scrivens, a very quiet unassuming man, knowledgeable but nothing out of the ordinary in his teaching style. I must admit I did not enjoy reading History nor did I pay much attention to Mr. Scrivens' lectures, a fact I now regret. But the one thing I do remember was a bulletin board he had on the wall with
"His-story" spelled out in those decorative bulletin board letters with a blue paper background covering the board. Thirty-seven years have passed since my time in Mr. Scriven's history class and I cannot tell you much about it, but I remember his bulletin board.
How true that bulletin board word phrase is. History truly is His Story, God's story, even before history began. God has always existed but He started making history when He created the Universe. Why did He create the Universe? For His glory. So you could say His-story is His Glory.
His story has a wide expanse, an expanse of eternity beginning with His spoken word to create light and creating mankind with His hands and His own breath, His story will continue forever. He was there when our forefathers fought for our freedom, and He is here with us now.
We all have a part in His story within the short time we are on this earth. And the best part of His story is He wants us to be a part of it. Every day that we are here adds to His story. That is exciting! The Creator of everything longs for us to be a part of His story. Each piece of history we add to His story is considered of equal importance no matter how small it seems to us. The water you give to a thirsty traveler adds just as much to His story as a world-famous evangelist speaking to thousands of people. How is that possible? When we are the hands and feet of Christ, we are adding to His story; His story of love, mercy, and grace.
His story does not end when Christ returns. God's story will continue forever. That is another exciting fact to think over. We as followers of Christ will continue to be a part of His story for all eternity.
We know the outcome of His story because we read about it in the Bible, but only God knows what happens in our future days. We can have peace in knowing that no matter what happens in our future, He is there; our future is part of His story. Basically our future is already history written in His Story.
Mr. Scrivens may never know the impact his simple bulletin board saying may have had on his students, but it was a statement of truth. Perhaps I learned something from his class after all; what true love is. A God that is real and alive and loves all He created. A God that seeks a relationship with each of us. A God that wants all of us to add to His story.
Thank you, Lord, for your Mercy and Grace, for sending your one and only Son to die for us that we may rejoice in your story of Victory.
History = His Story = His Glory
To God Be the Glory