My hope and prayer are that those who enter the world of spiritual autobiography will discover the incredible power of sharing spiritual stories. As we find ourselves drawn by God into telling our stories, we become creative agents of meaning. Then like Jacob, who wrestled with his story (and God) at a place called Bethel, we can awaken from sleep and cry, “Surely the Lord is in this place [my life]—and I did not know it!”
—Richard L. Morgan, Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography (Upper Room Books, 2002)
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“Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place—and I did not know it!”
—Genesis 28:15-16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love;
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.
(Source: Hymn by Katherine Hankey, 1868)
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