We each have a capital “s” Story and a little “s” story.
The former is the history of God’s dealings with His people, with whom — as disciples of Jesus — we identify; and of whom we have become through adoption. The latter is the history of God’s dealings with us personally; what He has done for us personally. Both stories are ours. Both stories, if remembered faithfully, will keep our focus clear; our resolve strong; and our confidence in our heavenly Father unshakable.
Furthermore, these stories are not ours to keep to ourselves as a “private collection,” but ours to share with our children and our “children.”
Today, recall your Story and your story. These are our gifts to those who follow us. – Luther