Story doesn’t seem to have ever gone out of fashion. Listening or reading or watching a film engages us, though of course we have our own styles and preferences. But we engage. We wait to see what happens next, we recognise the characters, and relate to them. And, if it is a good film or book or story, it enables us to see our own world afresh.
These two pieces of artwork by Mr Taylor have the same kind of effect. And while we are on the subject, if you are passing the North Pier, and see a rather striking advert for Pier Praise, this coming Sunday afternoon, on the big screen, then you are enjoying more of his handiwork.
The world is like a story. It was, after all, begun with a word. And it does all make sense, though it’s a bit tricky to grasp when you are part of it, and not simply watching it as a casual observer. It is the story of God’s faithful love, worked out in a creation that rebelled against Him.
But it is full of little stories too. Of people encountering one Jesus, the living God, and usually by a word (of faith) seeing a new story in their lives become pre-eminent. A story of rescue, forgiveness, grace.
You are a little world, a story, unfolding.
Enable others to see the world afresh.