The Storyteller’s Apprentice


Much has been said concerning “identity.” For some it is a confusing subject, and we know who the author of confusion is! For others it’s tribal, national, racial, cultural, religious, educational, financial or political. There is even the opportunity to seasonally identify as fanatics of activities or teams. And then there are those who are born again.

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we would be called the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.” (1 John 3:1)

We are given an identity, sons and daughters of God Most High. That is the most amazing recognition ….. being a child of God! May the Spirit impress this reality upon our minds and hearts. Then we can tackle these other things with our identity in mind.

Ross Hamilton is a man who excelled in his craft. Forty years of his life were spent photographing God’s creation, the Olympic Peninsula. His skillfully captured images were worthy of praise. Praise that was directed to where it belonged. You see, my friend is quick to tell others that he was “just a copy boy for the Lord.”

It is important to have purpose, something we can do as God’s children. As for me? I’m just an apprentice learning to tell His story. “Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Christ Jesus, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:11)