Once

Joining again today with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers, today we write on the prompt ‘Once‘.

ONCE upon a time is how the stories start isn’t it? Once upon a time our stories had a start, once upon a time we were conceived and born and our stories started.

Where are we now in our stories? How many chapters on are we? Have we got to the good bit yet? Or are we still stuck in that awful nightmare of a chapter?

Are we the stars of our own stories, or do we let others take our leading place?

Would you like to skip a couple of chapters till the bad stuff is past and we get to the nice happy place?

My friend, no matter what our story is like; no matter what chapter we are on just now, we can be rest assured that if we are a Christian our stories will always, always have a happy ending!! A wonderful, glorious, victorious, happy ending. Infact not really an ending more like a wonderful eternal life of joy and praise in the Home of our Heavenly Father.

God is the God of our stories:

For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:13-16

God knew our stories before they even came to be. He knows and wrote every chapter. So no matter what chapter we are in whether it is a good chapter or a hard chapter; He knows, He wrote it and he knows the ending!

So my friend, can we trust Him with our stories? Can we hang on in there till we come to a new chapter; Can we believe and hope for a happy ending?

Once upon a time God wrote our story and it will have a happy ending, let us trust Him in the inbetween chapters!

17 thoughts on “Once”

  1. The beauty of God’s Sovereignty is that he is good, faithful, Almighty and when he gets the glory it is always for our good. Thanks for writing and sharing the song! He is also wise. He wrote the end of the story before creation. It is so good that he isn’t locked in time and has no constraints so there is no “impossible.”

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  2. Amen and amen! As a lover of fiction, this interpretation of the prompt is what jumped out at me right away, too. And you’re so right that our stories are guaranteed to have a happy ending in Christ! I wonder how differently we could view our lives–with all their troubles and rewards–if we could remember that every day.

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  3. Love this reminder — “Once upon a time God wrote our story and it will have a happy ending, let us trust Him in the inbetween chapters!”
    Visiting from #5

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