Prologue (from Pastor Rod Parsley):
Why do we tell a story over and over again? Stories are of such importance and are our telescopic view from generation to generation. As kids, we really underestimate these stories until we grow up and realize the sacrifice each generation before us has made. What stories we pass down may be so different, yet have some basic foundations, and one general conclusion can be made: There was often some sort of sacrifice involved.
There is no greater story or greater sacrifice than the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As Joni and I were discussing this subject, she asked, “How could I ever re-write the version of what this means to me, especially the emphasis on those three words?“ I simply answered, “Don’t try a re-write. Just do a re-run.“
There are some stories that need to stay the way they are. So, Joni asked if I’d write a little intro which I’m happy to do given that what she has written about is a true story and a true Savior ... the greatest story ever told.