“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Birth of a Story

 by Macy Johnson

“Flesh gives birth to flesh,

but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”

(John 3:6 NIV)


One morning while considering upcoming devotions, the Lord revealed to me that each of the blogs He has given me has a life of its own. He gives me the thoughts, the words, and the story which is born when it is posted online. Some may view the “baby” on its birthday, but others are touched by its “life” days, months, even years later.


Just as God uses people to point others to Him, He uses the words of His children to bring hearers and readers closer to His presence. Everything we do is the beginning of something new. Every thought, every action gives birth to a new life in one form or another.


“Squeak, squeak, squeak!” “Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp!” I started my car on two different mornings to the same old tunes. That was enough! I resolutely decided to drop off my car at the shop. I told the mechanic about the squeals and our upcoming road trip to Arizona. “We need to be able to trust my car to get us there and back safely,” I said.


Several hours later Gary called with bad news – my car had a failing water pump. A new story was born. Thankfully, this one had a good ending. If we had not been alerted by God that there was something wrong with my car, we could have been stranded somewhere out in west Texas in the summer heat. This story ends on a high, although expensive, note filled with joy!


God breathes life into me and gives me new stories many times a day. Like a mother giving birth to a baby, new praises spring from my soul continually.


I will rejoice in all new births of life. I hope you will, too!

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