Monday, September 12, 2016

Slow The Story Down

This is something I've been thinking about the last few weeks. Last night we talked about a story with our students that many people have heard before (John 13, Jesus washing the disciples feet), but it seems like we go by it so quick we don't take the time for the little details and nuances that make these stories amazing.

A perfect example is in our new way of telling stories, movies. There are so many tiny little details that people will watch them over and over, find "Easter Eggs" and connections and post them on social media. We pour over something trivial like fuzzy dice in the Millennium Falcon (yes, people noticed the dice were in the original movies and the new one) because those details make the story more amazing, more alive, more real.

When was the last time you read a story in your Bible and instead of skimming it because you've heard it before you slowed down and thought about all the details and all the weight they carry like fuzzy dice?

Try it, you may be surprised what you find.


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