As I read biographies and listen to Christians share their stories I come across some parts that are kind of goofy and just too much fun to keep to myself. That is what this issue is about. One of the things that I think it is very important to remember as I draw inspiration from the stories of people God has used is that the power for the great things comes from God and not from them, so this issue is a look at the human, ordinary side of some of the people I have written about so far. I hope that this will be a reminder that God can use us in ways that are as marvelous as the ways in which he used these people. This issue also contains snippets about two people I have not written about yet, but plan to write about before the year is over and you can try to guess who they are (without using my makeshift bibliography at the end of this post ;-).
- Can people do great things without knowing God?
- What are some things that are the same about every single person on the planet?
- Who do you need God’s power to reach in your life right now?
- Tell a funny story that you remember about yourself.
A fun activity for this one would be for each person to draw a self-portrait as a reminder that these people we are reading about are people just like us. My hope is that this issue would be a lighthearted reminder to look to Jesus. In that spirit of fun, here are links to a few silly-ish songs I used to enjoy as a kid.
Praying that God uses this to encourage y’all!
This issue includes a direct quote from https://www.christiantoday.com/article/god-just-came-into-my-heart-one-afternoon-the-extraordinary-life-of-george-washington-carver/103618.htm, the story about Dr. Wilson is taken from his book “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” The story about the missionary to China is taken from a book of her letters called “Send The Light” by Keith Harper, David Wilkerson’s story is written about from The Cross and the Switchblade, Pansy’s story is from this website https://www.isabellamacdonaldalden.com/the-pansy-name.html, John’s story is taken from “Ambassadors for Christ” edited by John Woodbridge.