BigRead13 Day 15 : Story

The #BigRead13 Day 12

You can find day 12’s post from the #BigRead13 here.

John 21:20-23 is today’s text:

20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; he was the one who had reclined next to Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!” 23 So the rumor spread in the community that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?”

And today’s quote from The Horse and His Boy:

“Child,’ said the Lion, ‘I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own.”

What is our story with God? I do worry that we spend a lot of time worrying about how God relates to others when we should be worrying how he relates to us and we to him. At the final judgement, I can see that we may be called to account for how well we have spread God’s word.  But that can only be secondary to how well we have lived our life with God ourselves.

Talking of final judgement and knowing how our own story ends: