ONE IMPORTANT REASON that I believe all human beings have the capability to be storytellers is because each of us is stamped with the image of God, who spoke the entire universe into being as a story. God’s story of Creation sets the standard for all stories that have ever been told and will ever be told. The places, people, and objects that make up every story we tell were present in that first story of Creation.
—Michael E. Williams, Spoken into Being: Divine Encounters Through Story (Upper Room Books, 2017)
What does the story of Creation tell us about how God works? Share your thoughts.
“The heavens and the earth and all who live in them were completed. On the sixth day God completed all the work that he had done, and on the seventh day God rested from all the work that he had done. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all the work of creation.”
—Genesis 2:1-3 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
I love to tell the story
For those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting
To hear it like the rest.
From “I Love to Tell the Story” by
Katherine Hankey, The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 156
During Advent we think about a wondrous mystery: that God chose to become human and lived among us. Rediscover The Wondrous Mystery this Advent.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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