“They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord who brought us up out of the land of Egypt…,’” (Jeremiah 2:6)?
No small part of God’s indictment against his people was their unwillingness to speak a testimony of faith in the midst of life’s circumstances. God’s people have been entrusted with a narrative that keeps God at the center of all world events and existing conditions. By verbally articulating the story of God’s faithfulness in history, we are reminded of our role in the story; it’s a significant part of our identification as a unique and distinctive community, but it also attracts and invites others to be part of the story. We either speak the story of faith or we speak stories of human origin.