The Adventure Continues

This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21: 24-25

It’s a faithful confession that Jesus can’t be captured by any number of written words. It’s a glad admission that this glimpse of God With Us isn’t all there is to see. There are so many things that weren’t written down, even more that no one was around to see. No one’s life story could be written fully – not yours or mine, certainly not the life of Christ.

But it’s not just about the things that happened between the stable in Bethlehem, the cross in Jerusalem, and breakfast on a shore in Galilee. The story of Jesus continues because it is our story. The Spirit of Christ in us has been adding new chapters for two thousand years. The gospel will continue long after we are ancient history. We are the Body, we are the storytellers, we are the ongoing adventure.

What adventures will your chapter add?

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Johnna

I am a Christian educator and writer.I have worked in churches, denominational offices, and seminaries. I have a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a focus on Practical Theology and educating in faith. In 2010, my book, "How the Other Half Lives: the challenges facing clergy spouses and partners," was published by Pilgrim Press. I believe that words can build doorways that lead to encounters with God through the Spirit.

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