A MASTER STORYTELLER

The parables of Jesus are recorded in the first three books of the New Testament. There were countless stories that Jesus used to illustrate something He was trying to teach those who came to hear His words. He was a master storyteller, because He has been with humanity from the beginning when the world was first created. His wisdom and knowledge are key to these relatable stories.

His mother, Mary undoubtedly was a storyteller as well – instilling this ability in her Son as He grew from a small child into a young man.Β  I can envision Jesus sitting on her knee as a small boy, listening to the adventures of Joshua, Elijah and Moses. Each of those stories were presented to the young so they would eventually pass them on to their sons and daughters. What a precious gift they were giving to descendants to come.

When Jesus began His ministry, the world was dominated by Roman rule and culture. Foreign gods were everywhere along with differing opinions on the Holy Scriptures which had been repeated for years. Jesus often used parables – or stories which pertained to things most people would understand, but with a heavenly meaning that could be applied. Wherever He traveled, people came to see His miracles, but more importantly to hear His stories. He spoke about farmers, servants, the rich and poor, family situations, opposition to enemies, submitting to the governing bodies, charity, love, peace, wealth, position, marriage, contentment, hope and sin. The message of sin was something they didn’t want to hear. No one likes to be reminded of bad behavior, but it was a necessary message – one that would lead to His promise of salvation. Without knowing the cost of sin, there would’ve been no need for this Savior.

All of His life, Jesus saw the difficulties of everyday living. People lived in squalor. Life was endured day by day, with very little sustenance. He saw the injustices of the governing officials – the changes that occurred in the temple square as merchants sold their wares – the use of ritual becoming more tradition than God’s requirement. He saw the effects of demonic possession, the sins of adultery, lust, theft, murder, betrayal and denial. He was surrounded by every deadly arrow Satan had in his quiver.

All His stories had a meaning, but His own story was the best one of all. He was fulfilling every prophesy written about Him in the Scriptures. He was the promised Messiah, the Son of God and man, the suffering blameless lamb who took the sins of the world to the grave. The final chapter shows us His victory over death when he rose again on the third day. In the end, He won and because of that, we win too.

We are the beneficiaries of these stories that have endured the ages. Every time we open our Bibles, we experience the greatest love story ever told. Now it’s up to us to pay it forward by sharing it with others!

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to A MASTER STORYTELLER

  1. tamweary says:

    A story well-told!!πŸ’•πŸ’•Thank You!!

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    The best book I’ve ever read! I’m being very intentional with my newest notebook, Kathy. Each morning, after my devotions, I’m writing my verse of the day, taking my highlighter and highlighting it in the Bible just as I had always done. It’s been good for me to do this again. Because my time with the special needs adults is growing, as well as my school visits, I’m getting up earlier to have more time in the morning. Even though my schedule is up and down, and when I’m on here and posting and reading, I’m keeping my priority of the GOOD BOOK first! Thank you for your never-ending witness and testimony for our Savior! It means a lot to me. I have felt a bit overwhelmed today as I had to drive to the “big city” early to pick up my new eyeglasses. I have two pair and they both have bifocals. I use to have trifocals that were transition but can’t afford those transition lenses (yikes!). I came home and my curtains had fallen off the wall and my rod was very heavy. My puppy wasn’t near and she’s just fine. One of my dear friends is struggling so much with horrible news about her kiddos. She needed me. I have 8 classroom visits and my presentations next week and my email just included TWO MORE teachers from neighboring schools that want me to visit! Yay! This is all WONDERFUL as I’m not in the middle of war and I have a roof over my head! With all that said, LIFE IS GOOD and GOD IS GOOD! When I’m tired, he is my strength! I’m going to give my all knowing the Holy Spirit WILL provide the strength that is needed if I keep following his will. It’s difficult to be alone sometimes. But for GOD! Tomorrow I will be able to see my Mom and her oldest sister, Aunt Connie! I love family time! Sorry to hijack your post, I just wanted to “talk” to you. You always give me comfort! THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!! You are loved and I’m one that definitely loves you!! πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ§‘ Please take care in all that you have going on, too!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks for spilling your guts. I hope you realize you can do that anytime. I’m always available to listen. I enjoy hearing about your life and it reminds me of how busy I have always been in my career as well. At the age of 70 I started slowing down and all my energy was going into m business. It wasn’t good, even though the work was fun I was missing something. I didn’t have time to sit down and enjoy my life. When I retired at 75, I lasted for a year without working and thought I would die of boredom. Thankfully I found the little theatre in my area that can use my talents and I can remain active in what I love to do. Paul and I have always faced life with enthusiasm and hope. There are times when we get worn out thought. God has managed to keep us on track and he will do the same for you and all your endeavors. It’s hard to slow down, especially when you’ve been an overachiever all your life.

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