Having a baby changes everything, they say. I think they might be right. My baby is still in Jenny’s tummy, and things are already changing. I am buying things I never thought I would buy. For instance, we just bought him the Jesus Storybook Bible, which says in the introduction, “…the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. [A story] about God and what he has done.”
So here I am, a first time father-to-be, hoping that God’s story is reflected in the story of my life. So much so that my son will want to be a part of the story. The story that points to God and what he has done.
And the best part about all of this is that because my life is (hopefully) telling God’s story, all God is calling me to do is be myself. Since God has created me uniquely to be me, God is at work weaving my story into the fabric of his story. And if that looks different than your story, then great, we have a better story to tell. And ultimately, as the Storybook suggests, God’s story is not about me or you and what we are doing. It’s about God, and what he has done. Because like the Bible, our stories should be telling one “Big Story.” “The Story of how God loves his children and has come to rescue them.”