It seems to be natural. Have you ever met a child that didn't like stories? That didn't want to be read to at night?
It's not surprising that so much of the Bible is made up of stories. Well, maybe it is surprising. When we think of what we'll find in a religious book, we often expect some sort of rule book or owner's manual, telling people exactly how to live. And some of the Bible could be described that way.
But it's mostly stories. Stories of grand adventures. Stories of everyday life. Stories of miracles and stories of tragedies. Stories that make you want to stand up and cheer, as well as stories that make you want to boo the villain.
Reading these stories can be a bit like reading any other history book. Until we get to that special part where God invites us to be a part of the story. To add our story to the stories that we find written in the Bible. To jump into the flow of God's story and ride it all the way to the end.
I love looking at the HopeForLife.org website, especially the videos that are there. People tell their story in those videos, their story about how God made them part of His story. Like the stories in the Bible, these stories involve tragedy and victory, great happiness and deep pain. And the stories have happy endings, because God can take every story and make it end well.
You've got a story. It's a unique story that's being written every day. But your story needs an ending, a happy ending. And I know that the only way your story can end happily is if you make your story part of God's story.