A Wrinkle In Time - How to Change Your Life Story

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My oldest son came home from school this week, sharing he was feeling a little scared because his teacher read aloud the book "A Wrinkle in Time," to his class. The book, written in the sixties, has experienced a come back after Disney transformed the story into a movie.

Regardless personal opinions about the story, many kids are fascinated and even scared with stories that have to do with time travel, outer worlds, and the fight between good and evil. The possibility that a single person, especially a single child, could change the track of time and history with a small act of courage is captivating! 

Enter Hannah, your typical housewife, except in her household there were two wives to one husband, and the other wife treated Hannah really bad. Can we say she was bullied all the time? Hannah could not have babies while the other lady had enough children to feel superior and prideful.

In that time in history, having a lot of kids was very important, not only because a women's worth was in her offspring, but also because her kids were her retirement plan, once her husband died. Hannah was one deep hurting lady with no hope. She could not change her own future, much less the future of the world!

It would be completely senseless to think Hannah was anything more than a bullied housewife as she stood one day at the temple moving her lips in prayer. Her body was so distressed and shaken by emotions, that the priest took her for a drunk. A drunk bullied housewife.

Right there, in her shame, pain, and loneliness, Hannah makes a wrinkle in time. Yes, the woman seen as a drunk, bullied and worthless impacted your life, my life and changed the world. Talk about possibilities!

Hannah prayed that if God gave her a son, she would give her son back to God, to serve in the temple all his life. It was a bold and selfless prayer, not only asking for a miracle son, but asking for a real proof that she was even worthy of having a prayer answered. Did God even know that Hannah existed? 

Little did Hannah know that the biggest miracle was not going to happen inside her body, a bigger miracle was going to happen inside the world! Her son Samuel would grow up and one day anoint a young man named David, to be king.

Hannah, do you know the power of your small prayer? Hannah, you are about to start a Kingdom that is going to last forever! Hannah, God is going to make a wrinkle in time with your prayer!

One day, centuries after Hannah made her prayer, God sends his son Jesus to enter the lineage of King David, to become THE everlasting king. Jesus says "I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

Hannah's miracle baby anointed Jesus' great, great, great, great grandfather, king. 

There is a real story about time travel, outer worlds, and the fight between good and evil. We are in it, whether we like it or not. The only act of courage you need to make right now is to join the good side of the story, the end has already been written. The good guys win in the end. 

"For us a child is born, to us a son is given... Of the increase of his government and of peace, there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forever more." Isaiah 9:6,7

Do you know the power of your small prayer? Do you know that you can be part of a Kingdom that lasts forever? Do you know that you can make right now a wrinkle in your life story?