What kind of story you would tell to others? Would you be the kind of book that people seek to read or those left on the shelves untouched? What would you write about yourself?
Our lives could metaphorically indicate what type of book we would be. The front cover represents our birth whilst the back cover represents the end of our earthly lives and everything else in between these two covers represents the past and the present of our lives.
Some books would be thicker than the others; some could offer less but all books have two similarities. Once it is written, the past or the memories created could not be erased but no matter how bad the previous page was written, the next page is always fresh, crisp and new.
The same applies to our life with Jesus, no matter how grey your past may be, there is a new day for us; new opportunity to do better than the day before. For the rest of your days, you will always be given a new day to start over again; God’s mercy and grace will follow you.
Don’t let the past or yesterday’s circumstances dictate how you will write your future pages. Yesterday is a history but today is a present; present from God and tomorrow He promises us that it will be a future filled with hope and assurance of His love and provision.
Now, how would you write your story?
Psalm 23: 5-6
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
- Irene Soon