As we begin the journey of a new ministry (that's in some ways been in the making for many years), there are sure to be stories. Stories of hopes, risks, trials, failures, and triumphs. Stories of hard work, long days, and God-glorifying efforts. And God-willing, there will be stories of transformed lives, businesses, and communities around the world. But all of this would be nothing without our inspiration: The Original Story. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
How can I even begin to share about a man's life in just one paragraph? Jesus was both God and Man, came down to Earth to share the love of the Father with humankind, and ultimately, to die in our place. Yours, mine, and everyone else's. We didn't deserve it. We prove that every day. But through His grace and sacrificial love, we are Children of God. Romans 5:8. John 3:16.
This story provides us with a framework, an example of how we want our story to turn out. We seek nothing more than to follow Christ, and be part of the story God is writing.