Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The power of Story

It's been 10 days now since the LOST finale, and I'm still thinking about it. Chances are, if you watched it, you are too. Whether you loved it, hated it, or didn't watch it but are tired of everyone else talking about it, one simple fact is hard to deny - Stories are powerful.

If it weren't true, we wouldn't still be talking about it right? Those that are disappointed with the ending are disappointed because their beloved story didn't end the way they wanted to. Those that liked the ending feel a sense of satisfaction that a good story ended well. I think that deep inside each of us is a desire for a great story. We love to hear them, love to tell them, and I think ultimately want to live one.

We love stories of courage, of bravery, of love, of beauty, of sacrifice, of hope, of generosity, of reconciliation and redemption, because we were meant to live this kind of story.

This is probably why fear, greed, hate, selfishness, bitterness, and revenge aren't very fulfilling. People who live by those things aren't very happy people.

This is why I think that Jesus offers us the greatest thing we could ever have - a story that is fulfilling. He invites us into an epic tale, to live in the way we were created to live, and to experience the life that only He can offer.


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