Let me start by saying that…this is not meant to be a review of the book The Story. This is my journey through the book.
My church is going to work our way through The Story for the next 31 weeks and, since I would be studying it, I wanted to chronicle my thoughts as I read. If you have read or are reading please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below. I would love to hear what you are thinking.
The first chapter is all about creation but also includes the stories of Adam & Eve and Noah. I guess that makes sense since creation had to start all over again after the great flood. So far this chapter was a recount of stories that most of us know if we have even opened up our bibles.
While reading there were a few things that caught my eye and made me think. The first one was when the authors were talking about how God created the earth and each day of creation. When they talk about our sky they are using the word “vault.” Now, I had to think about this for a minute and wasn’t exactly sure what they were talking about, but once I figured it out, I realized that it couldn’t be anything else.
According to Dictionary.com a vault is a space, chamber, or passage enclosed by a vault or vault like structure, especially one located underground, which obviously makes sense, BUT I have to say that when speaking about God’s creation I like this definition better (also by Dictionary.com) a room or compartment, often built of or lined with steel, reserved for the storage and safekeeping of valuables, especially such a place in a bank.
I mean, think about it…they sky holds us inside the earth and provides a protective shield from so much. Also, we are God’s creations so I only makes sense that his most precious and valuable things should be put inside a vault. We mean so much to Him, sometimes I don’t even think we grasp just how much, that He would want nothing more than to make sure we are protected and saved.
Which brings me to the next thing that caught my attention in this chapter…
We are saved. God put us in a glorious vault but…
…humanity’s legacy of hate, anger, murder and deception play out as people continue to neglect their relationship with God.
We are naturally saved since Christ was sent to earth to save us, but we stand separated and drawn away from God and His saving grace because of all the negativity we harbor inside us. The best way to get rid of that is by spending time with God. God will lead us from all the things that will keep us down and hinder us from reaching His ULTIMATE vault…just as long as we DO NOT neglect our relationship with Him.
Now, I know that you might be saying…I don’t have the time. But, in fact you do. It took me only 10 minute to read this first chapter and I am a wife, mother, business owner, blogger…need I go on. You can find the time to reach out and have a valued relationship with your Heavenly Father. If you really WANT it.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts on Chapter Two next week. Please leave me a comment and let me know if you have read this book, what you thought of chapter one, or if you are just looking forward to picking up with book.
Until next week!!!