Monday, July 20, 2015

We've a story to tell

from the hymn: We've a story to tell to the nations
We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

God has given each of us a unique story to tell. A story of life, a story of love, a story of God in our lives.  It is a good story, a story of Good News! a story that needs to be shared.

What can make telling our stories feel difficult when we get back home? 

Why does it feel easier to talk about who we are and what we believe when we’re at Montreat or church? 

How can we better support one another in our journeys of faith and in telling “Our Story” when we get back home? 

Thank you, God, 
for collecting and bringing our group 
here to Montreat this week. 
Help us to grow as your disciples 
so that we can go back home 
to live and tell your story 
of love, peace, justice and grace 
in our homes, in our schools, 
at our churches and among everyone we meet.
Be with us as we continue to grow here 
and open our minds and our hearts 
to receive what You need us to hear. 
In Christ’s name we pray, 

This week high school students from Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church are together with hundreds of other youth at the Montreat Youth Conference.

The above thoughts are taken from their daily themes.

Pray with us, pray for us, pray for the courage to tell our story!

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