Abraham and Moses, David, Peter, and Paul. Rahab and Ruth, Esther, Mary Magdalene, and Priscilla. These people lived great stories—and they’re captured in Scripture.
But what about you? And what about me?
Many of us assume Biblical figures like these are just special—different from us. We assume we cannot live like them—that our stories will never be as great. That would mean, though, that God’s purpose in bringing us these stories was to simply demonstrate something unattainable—a divine taunt, of sorts. It would reveal a desire in Him to impress upon us how special his Biblical supermen and superwomen were—so we could gaze upon them and wonder why He created us so...un-super.
Should we believe that? Or, could He have, through these stories, been giving us something, not out of reach, but attainable? Could it be that he wanted Abraham and Moses, Rahab and Ruth, to live great stories; and that He wanted the same for an incalculable number of men and women since; and that He wants you and me to live great stories too, right now?
Francis Chan, in his book Forgotten God, says that his favorite verse in all the Bible is “quite possibly James 5:17—which reads, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours.” His nature was like ours. He was just like us.
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