It is our stories that make us,
not politicians, not executives
with our stories we create our world.
Shoah, Holodomor, Killing Fields,
and hospitals, healing, wells in the desert
Crusades, inquisitions, exiles,
and communities, families, welcoming embraces
What is my story?
God speaks worlds into being
We, His image-bearers, do the same
Our stories do this.
What worlds do I create?
Stories destroy, stories rebuild,
stories wound, stories heal,
A story crucified the Prince of Peace
but a larger story still pulled Him from the grave.
How large is my story?
Empires tell their stories,
and rulers, and authorities,
but there is another story teller,
greater than they.
Who tells my story?