Is your story safe?

Look, your books are safe; while reading you get to become Tarzan or Robinson Crusoe…but afterwards you get to be a little boy again.  The ones you read are safe.” – Mr. Koreander

Above is what I consider to be one of the most though provoking lines from one of my favorite childhood movies, The Neverending Story.  A story within a story, it’s the tale of a young boy and what happens to him when he begins to read a new book, one that is unlike anything he’s ever read, an adventure that he cannot tear himself away from; the story of a land called Fantasia.

What if you found yourself in the midst of an adventure you couldn’t leave?  A story that risked your ability to return to who you were before you encountered it?  Sometimes fiction does that, sometimes non-fiction books do it.  It’s not too hard to become engrossed in good books, it happens to me often.  More poignant than the tales in those pages though, is real life.  Real life IS the adventure that you can’t leave, the story you can’t just close the cover on like it’s the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  More importantly, the Gospel functions much the same way; it isn’t safe either.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is epic, and risks your ability to return to who you were once you encounter it.  My story isn’t safe; I’ve been changed by the places I’ve walked.  Surprisingly, despite my story not being safe, in a time when safety is too highly prized, people want to be part of it.

Is your story safe?


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About Aaron

Author, Speaker, and Super Nerd. Aaron Welty speaks and writes regularly connecting the dots of life, faith, and science fiction. Originally from Michigan, he now lives and works in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.

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