For as long as I have been alive I have been fascinated with history. I have often wondered, if objects could talk, what would they say? No doubt that the walls of many great buildings in ancient cities could tell fantastic stories of the men and women who have passed through them and of course there is much that can be learned from the stories of the past. However, history is not, as some might believe, useless trivia. I believe that it has practical application outside of an academic context. George Santayana wrote that famous line that we all know, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
I believe the history that is most important is often forgotten, ignored, or dismissed. It is a history that is familiar to most and yet it is disregarded. It is a history that is more than a story found in an old stuffy textbook. It is His Story. If the world could speak, it could not help but to cry out His Story. As Psalms 19:1 states, “the heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the works of his hands.” As fascinating as the histories behind our commonplace objects might be, there is a history that is far more important. The history that is His Story.