Beep!  Beep!  Beep!  As the alarm clock blares its unforgiving tune in the morning and I swing my feet out of bed, greeted by the FRIGID winter air, I start thinking about all of the things I have to do today.  I start getting caught up by the to-do lists, the frustrations at work, the things I want to do but never have time for, the dishes waiting for me in the sink, the people who need my attention, the dozens of medications and therapies that lie before me that day and every day, the hurting people around me, the family obligations, the church and Bible study duties that require my attention, the run I need to go on, the foods I should be eating rather than the ones I am eating, and the time I should be spending in the Word. 

I get so caught up in my own little life and what’s ahead of me that day that I forget what’s behind me, what I’ve come through.  What God has brought me through

Perhaps you can relate. 

In the busyness of life and the to-do lists a mile long, I forget that God has moved in my life, and that He has been faithful.  I have seen His power in my life and in the lives of others. 

I forget, on the dark days, the hard days, that God is faithful to lead me out, and that He’s done it before. 

I’m reminded of Christ’s faithfulness through the stories of others.  Through the lives of other people.  And that brings me out of my own little world of heartache and pain, raising my eyes to heaven, reminding me that He has done the same for me. 

So shout it from the rooftops, tell your friends, family, and strangers on the street – because your story might just be the one that reminds someone else that He has been faithful, and will continue to be faithful throughout all generations. 

Amen!