The other night we sat around the fireplace and told stories, stories of personal redemption and of growing into the freedom of Jesus. It was good to be reminded that I am in the middle of that story of redemption and freedom with other people in my life, and in my own. The story of faith that's 20 years old for some is just starting for others. Again I'm reminded simply to be patient and faithful, and to live in hope.
What we look back on in gratefulness, we once looked forward to in hope.
God will do his work, and he's not in a hurry. He's an artist and a storyteller, not an assembly line or a cheap hack. He's still telling my story, and he's still telling yours.