We recently relocated to a new area where there are a lot of historical markers. (And, yes, I stop and read the information at each one, so it will take a while for me to see and appreciate them all.) Why are these markers highlighted? What is the significance of each one that makes them specifically set apart?
Just as the country’s markers for historical events, we also have significant markers in our lives. Such markers may include a birth, death, career change, relocation, health issue, or even a conversation. They may indicate a time in which your life was deeply impacted or changed. These events are significant because they are remembered.
If we look at these events from a faith perspective, we can see how God uses these events to draw you closer to Him. Romans 8:28 (AMP) says, “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” Though some events may have not been “good” by our understanding, God is more than trustworthy to bring good from the circumstance. We may not see it now; but, in time, He will prove faithful.
As we recognize good from historical events, or from our own personal events, they can be used to draw others to the Lord. We can also use these events to share God’s love with others who need to know Him personally. You may just be the one someone needs to make the faith connection to their life and place a marker on their timeline!!
Our Faith Connection: As we ponder historical or personal events, identify what made each event so special. What changes occurred in your life, if any? In your daily conversations, listen for events others share. Use your personal experiences to make faith connections. Be blessed.