The Story of the Kingdom
In 2018 an article dropped entitled “Why ‘Getting Lost In a Book’ Is So Good For You, According to Science.” The gist is that getting lost in a story, also called ‘transportation,’ is good, on the one hand, for enjoyment, pleasure, escape from boredom, and, on the other hand, to build a sense of belonging and empathy and social skills. One doctor even went as far as saying that reading might help us live longer! Stories do these things to us because stories intend to shape and influence us. We are storied creatures influenced by stories more than we know. Each of us has master stories that shape us to our very core. We need to get lost in stories for our good. This is why we are spending time traveling the Scripture to hear afresh about the story of the kingdom of God. Is there any more extraordinary story to get lost in, be shaped by, participate in, and become a great storyteller about? What was the last story that you got lost in? We hope that out of all stories, the story of the Kingdom of God would be the master story we get lost in and are fundamentally shaped by above all things.
(My last one was about Darth Plaguies the Wise. 🔥🔥🔥 It was riveting!)