One of the difficulties with working with numbers day in and day out is that sometimes they loose their meaning. What I mean is not that they are less valuable, it can just become hard to recognise a number you've been looking for.
When reading scripture, we can often face the same problem. A story has become so familiar that we loose the fact that the bible is written about real people with real lives and that their life had meaning. The experiences they went through were real and we are simply allowed a window seat as we fly past these scenes in the aeroplane of history.
So next time you are tempted to glance past the story of Noah and laugh at all the animals, or shake your head at Jonah for being so silly and disobedient, stop yourself and ask the question, “How would I really have reacted to this situation?” and “What can I learn from the successes or failures of our biblical hero's? Once you do, you may find that your real response may have actually been very similar and it's then that we have our Ah ha moment and smile.
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