Telling His Story
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. —John 21:25
I had more than a few arguments with God as I wrote The Unseen Companion—God with the Single Mother, believing it was unnecessary to divulge the intimate details of my life. You see, it is a painful experience to place one’s life on display, in all its rawness and shame, for the world to see.
“But God, people will judge and my family doesn’t need to read this. I don’t like this part of my history. Can’t we just skip this chapter and jump to the part about your love?”
I wanted to remain in the quiet boundaries of anonymity. I wanted to sit in my pew at church, soak in God’s Word, and go on with my quiet, little life. But God had different plans.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
Despite the emotional plea for privacy, my fingers continued to type in obedience to the One who knows us fully. The One who willingly exposed the backgrounds of the woman at the well (John 4:1–42), and the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears (Luke 7:36–50), knowing that their stories would convince me of His mercy.
Dear Sisters in Christ, your story is worth telling. Somewhere very near, a woman needs your testimony of God’s love and faithfulness. Perhaps it is a single mother. Perhaps it is your sister or co-worker or daughter. Be brave and courageous. Remain open to the Spirit’s leading and tell your story of Love.