You can take the girl out of the newsroom, but you can’t take the newsroom out of the girl. I can be such a Nosy Nellie sometimes.
The Bible contains all the words and promises and stories that we need to live a life of faith. But my imagination runs wild when I read that verse tucked into the last part of the Gospel of John.
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
— John 20:21
I read those words, and I ache to know more. The commentators and theologians say the Gospel writers gave us just what we needed; more would have been unnecessary. They say John was using hyperbole when he wrote that way. Still, I wonder.
What would a whole world filled with the retelling of Jesus’ miracles look like?
And then I think about the way you and I are a part of the story, with feet and hands and mouths to spread the Gospel to all corners.
And I think about the way God’s wonders are evident in every cobweb, snowflake, grain of sand. Ah … maybe the whole world really is filled with the story of God at work?
The Holy Ghost saw it fit to limit the pages of Scriptures. Perhaps our minds could only handle so much in print. And the rest of the story? Perhaps it’s still being told.
As for Jesus’ miracles, they were innumerable and marvelous, and all the pages of all the books in the world could not contain the whole of them.
So, I have a prayer. I’m hoping God will let this Nosy Nellie take her old reporter’s notebook to Heaven someday. I’d like an interview with the King.
This is submitted as part of The Gypsy Mama’s Five-Minute Friday, in which we take five minutes to just write. It has been an invigorating experience. Want to join along?
Here’s how it works: Gypsy Mama gives a word prompt, and we have five minutes to write about it, without fussing or editing. Just write…This week’s prompt: WHOLE. I felt led to write about one of my favorite passages in the Bible, tucked there at the end of the Gospels, about Jesus’ stories filling the WHOLE world. Want to join us in this writing journey?