Down through our childhood and even into adulthood, we have all been fascinated by tales told of long ago whether it was knights and dragons or myths of lands far away. Tales have been told in all sizes, each with a purpose all their own. The phrase “Tall Tale” reminds us of fish that seemed to grow exponentially even after they were caught. But, what about the tale being told by the life we live?
“For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.” Psalm 90:9
How will our tale be told? Will the tale of our life be that which brings honor and glory to our Heavenly Father? Or, will it be one told in hushed whispers of sadness over a life that was wasted? What tale will be told?
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” 2 Timothy 1:9
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
So it is that we should be mindful of the tale that will be told of the life that we now live.