History in Me…


It is Sunday night and I am looking at all the photo Christmas Cards that

were sent to us this past Christmas. I nearly never throw a photo or photo

card away. I have albums of Christmas Photos that I go back and look

through periodically. History. Seeing how others have changed over time

reminds me that my own life is moving through time and space with ever

unfolding changes.


Morgan Harper Nichols has a song entitled “Storyteller” in which she sings

“On a Sunday evening

I’m looking back

over all the years where I’ve been

Looking at old photographs

You were right there and

You have been ever since

With every page that turns

I see Your faithfulness

The mountains where I climbed

The valley where I fell

You were there all along

That’s the story I’ll tell

You brought the pieces together

Made me the storyteller

Now I know it is well, it is well,

That’s the story I’ll tell.”


I identify with those lyrics. Times that I was unaware and even unfaithful,

Jesus was aware and faithful. There were apexes that I thought were great

followed by a plunge downward that nearly undid me. But God took the

opportunity to teach me through brokenness my neediness for Him. It has

changed the story of my life. I would not have a good history without HIS

STORY in me.


So this Sunday night as I type this, I am remembering that “It is because of

the Lord’s mercy and loving­ kindness that we are not consumed, because

His tender compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and

abundant is His stability and faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22 & 23

Amplified Bible)


Phyllis Dickinson


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