Knowing this story gives us meaning and purpose. It answers the question, “Why am I here?” While we wait for the return of Christ and the final perfect restoration of all things, we are here to join Jesus in His work to restore.
Knowing this story gives us hope in the face of loss. It answers the question, “Where am I headed?” We just lost a two dear friends and church members, Tim Hejl and Ed Gawel. Knowing that Jesus died and rose for them and has given them the gift of heaven is what gives all who love them hope in the face of loss.
The Story of God needs to be told.
In the story, The Clown of God, the character, Giovanni, lived mainly for himself. He wondered, “How can I make a few bucks and get some applause?” He accepted gifts from God without giving to God or living for God. But at the end of his life, Giovanni discovered his life's purpose. It’s to “clown” for God, to “juggle” for God, to live for God. And to put a smile on His face.
Lots of us are accepting gifts from God without giving to God or living for God. We don’t know how much time we have left. It’s time to “juggle” for Him, to “clown” for Him, to do whatever it is you do for Him. And one of the best ways to put a smile on the face of God is to tell His story.
Who will you tell this week?