“So, what’s your story?” My wife likes to ask that question of people that we don’t know very well so as to gain an insight into their life and world. The fact is that everyone has a story. Our story has twists and turns. It tells where we have come from and what has shaped us. Each individual’s story is unique. Yet, when we compare our stories, we find some remarkable similarities. And furthermore, we find that our stories are not ours alone, but they are intertwined with the stories of others.
Despite all of this, do our stories really matter? At some point our stories will be overshadowed by the stories of others. Or perhaps your story becomes quite bland or predictable. Eventually, your story will come to an end. As we look to Genesis 1-11 today, we find that our stories are significant, but they are enfolded into a larger story that is beyond us—a story that pushes history forward, a story with cosmic ramifications, a story with a directed purpose. May God show us today how our story fits into his story for his glory and our good.