What is your favorite story?
Is it a romance? Mystery? An adventure? Maybe you like stories that are funny or ones that make you cry. I like stories about redemption.
Most of us don’t really mind the genre of the story, we just want it to capture our emotions.
We love living our favorite stories over and over again. Just because we know the ending doesn’t mean we won’t read it, listen to it, or watch it one more time; and when they are great stories, we pass them on to other people.
Sometimes stories fade. For instance, we all celebrate holidays like Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day and Memorial Day. We look forward to these days because we get off work and have a chance to rest, but do you know WHY these days are set apart and celebrated?
The WHY isn’t always remembered because the stories aren’t always passed down from one generation to the next. Why do we celebrate people like Martin Luther King or Abraham Lincoln? Why is it important to remember those who have fought and died for our country? The WHY is contained in the stories we tell one another. Without the stories, we forget WHY these things are important.
We have forgotten to tell the stories. Sadly our generation is not the only one to commit this sin.
Judges 2:10 reads, “another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.”
Exodus 1:8 says, “There arose up a new King of Egypt, which knew not Joseph.”
The question is why did this new king not know Joseph? I’ll tell you why he didn’t know Joseph, it’s because somebody didn’t continue to tell the story. Some pharaoh was too busy making his own legacy and didn’t pass on the story of Joseph.
When I used to put my kids to bed they would ask “Daddy tell me one more time about….”, “Daddy tell me again about the time when…”. One more time daddy, one more time. They loved to hear stories about all their family members: parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grand parents.
Deuteronomy says, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts…Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
That is what we are doing with My Deliverer . Telling the story of Creation, the story of the Fall, the story of redemption, the story of love.
Telling the story of Jesus,
ONE MORE TIME!
Jay & Lisa Huffer
Writers & Producers