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History matters

I’ve started a hard thing.

I’ve have begun writing down the stories and memories about his life that Steve shared with me.

As an amateur genealogist, I know how important the stories are.  Our parents shared their stories and memories with my brother and I as we were growing up. (Sometimes ad nauseum!)  But Steve and I had no children, having married late, so there is no one who will know unless I write them down now.  History is important.

History.  His-story.  HIS-story.  When you think about it, all of history is GOD’s story – HIS story, Jesus’ story!  “In the beginning, God…”  He spoke and it was. He breathed and gave life to man.  He walked in the garden with man (Genesis 3:8.)  And he knew he would one day come to save man again.

Jesus was not Plan A or B, he was THE plan.  HIS story runs throughout scripture.  Read practically any book in the Old Testament, and you will find promises and prophecies about Jesus, about God’s faithfulness to provide his people with a way out of the death and destruction that our human choices bring about – the soul-death that shuts us off from God’s love, glory, mercy, justice.

So take some time.  Explore history.  Explore His Story!  You may be surprised by what you find.

Quotes

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”  Thomas Jefferson

A thanks for today

Father God, I can but give you feeble thanks for all that you have done and continue to do.  You loved me enough to send your Son, my LORD Jesus, to redeem me by his death and resurrection. You loved me even before I came home to love you. You love me when I mess up, and do or say something that is hurtful or unkind, and doesn’t honor you. Thank you. Thank you for carrying me when I cannot go on. Praises be to your holy name. 

Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to everyone from myself and Rusty! (I don’t think he minds his new sweater too  much!) LOL!