My 17-year-old returned home from his workout reporting that he’d been to a different YMCA branch than usual—the branch where, unbeknownst to him, his father died of a heart attack when that young man was three.
My own heart skipped a couple of beats. That detail had never come up, since he was so young at the time. Should I reveal this part of the story now? No, I decided, that conversation would come another day.
And so, too, I trust the story of Jesus that John reveals to me. There may certainly be more to tell, but I have faith that God’s Spirit works through him, and all the evangelists, to bring me into the story of Jesus in the way that will lead me to full, rich, eternal life.
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