The other night at our fireside chat (although the fire part of it is not so active at the moment as the weather’s cooking) we had some friends of ours over.
When it came to sharing our prayer requests, I asked one of the ladies to quickly tell our friends what had been happening in her life in the last week (she gave her life to Jesus!! woohoo!). I think she didn’t quite hear the “quickly” part though. She talked for about 30 minutes, telling us parts of her life story. How awesome it was! It was so cool to hear what God has done in her life, and how His love was so evident. She kept on saying how “God couldn’t stop loving her”. Isn’t that so true?! No matter what we have done/ keep on doing, God can’t stop loving us! One of the amazing, yet difficult parts of working with refugees is how each one of them has intense life stories. But that’s not the point I wanted to make.
All I wanted to say is that it’s so amazing to listen to people’s life stories. When is the last time you took time out to listen to someone’s story – believe me, they are dying to share it with you. When is the last time you took the time to tell your life story – believe me, you have an interesting life story to tell.
I think I’m going to have a story telling night some time. Anyone keen?
love and peace