Can You Top This?

The story is told about an old man who had survived the great Johnstown flood. He loved to tell the story over and over in great detail. Everywhere he went he would spend all his time talking about this great historic event in his life.

One day the man died and went to heaven and there in a meeting all the saints had gathered together to share their life experiences. The man got excited and asked Peter if he might tell the exciting story of his survival from the Johnstown flood. Peter hesitated for a moment and then said, “Yes, you may share your story, but just remember that Noah will be in the audience tonight.”

It’s great that we have an urgent desire to share our stories of faith, perseverance and salvation. However, let’s always remember that other people have their stories to share as well.

“And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.”—1 Corinthians 14:30-31


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