The fortune in my hand read, “You will raise reptiles in the hot sands of the Serengeti.”
I laughed aloud and handed it to the waiter to read.
He smiled, knowingly, and took a seat at our table … expounding on the adventures I would have in the wilds of Africa.
I then noticed others who served there, sitting at various tables and sharing stories. The patrons laughed and dreamed.Join @LJMarshallWrite on #CandidlyChristian for a short devotional about why we need storytellers… Click To Tweet
Who Needs a Storyteller?
And I thought …
We have numbed our minds and our voices.
No longer sharing stories such as these. It was indeed a rare treat.
The world, a cacophony of opinions and memes.
And among the noise, who needs a storyteller?
More Than Stories…
How much more so then should we share the principals of the Bible, as Jesus did, through parables (stories)?
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.1 Corinthians 2:13 NIV
The reality of the Chinese restaurant scene did not happen. It was a dream I had. But the principle, joy, and hope remain.
If ‘the world loves a good story’ shouldn’t we give them the spirit-filled hopeful truth that we hold dear? How can we share the stories in our homes, to our communities, and with the world that we are hearing from God while in these earthen vessels?
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Do you use storytelling to share the gospel? Or if you don’t do you remember when someone used it to share the gospel with you?
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