Hebrews 12:2 tells us that God is both the author and finisher of our faith. God is in the business of writing stories. His stories are not the 30-second tweet type stories or even the 5-minute blog post type stories. He is writing an epic saga; and within that grand odyssey each of our own stories are chronicled.
Creation: God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. ~Genesis 1:27
Rebellion: When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked. ~Genesis 3:6-7
Restoration: For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! ~Romans 5:10
Redemption: He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” ~Revelation 21:5
No matter where you are in your story, you can have hope because God is making all things new!
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation. ~ 1 Peter 1:3 (NLT)
With Great Expectation...