The hats that tell a story
It was truly an honor to be invited into their home and into their story. Stories are powerful. They show us the events that help shape a persons thoughts, feelings, and decisions.
Once lunch and story time was over, they did a bit of show and tell. I was invited into other rooms of their house to see some treasured items. I saw family pictures, retirement gifts, and appreciation presents. But what I found most fascinating were the hats. They had a few different hats displayed that told a story without any words. And for just a moment, I was transported to the past and saw these two beautiful people before they were molded by the hats they wore.
I don't wear many literal hats but I wonder what metaphorical hats someone will see years from now that will show the world who I was. Whatever the object, I hope it is one that shows my heart. Not for what it is but for what God is shaping it into.
May our hats always tell a story worthy of the good news of Jesus.
Until Everyone Hears,