“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
My story is mine to tell. So, I came to the red rock mountains of Colorado Springs to discover it. To accept it. To write it. At least I thought that’s what this weekend nestled in the majesty of Glen Eyrie was all about.
I drove through the gates and onto the property. Deer, wild turkeys, and big horn sheep all greeted me. And a castle. Deep breath in.
Am I dreaming? The beauty of the scene took me back in time to my Heidelberg, Germany castle stomping grounds from college. No matter which direction I turned, God’s handiwork was on display.
Just like with our stories. Every piece of every part of every story for every person tells about Who He is and What He’s done. We are His masterpiece. His work of art. His poem.
Revelation 12:11 says that we overcome by Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross and by the stories we tell.
Our writing guide for the weekend and fellow storyteller, Tricia Lott Williford, said, “The healing comes in telling the story a thousand times.”
I want to heal. And my story can help others heal too?
“Give me courage. Give me clarity. Be near,” she taught at The Pen and the Page retreat.
So, I put my pen to the page, and I am discovering the story God is writing with me.
My story is mine to tell.
Your story is yours to tell too. So, go tell it on the mountain, over the hills, and everywhere.
For a glimpse into my story of hope and perseverance, check out my new book, LIVE IT OUT – Hope, A Devotional Journal.
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Go Tell It on the Mountain" is an African-American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work Jr., dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol as its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus:
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born!