God Wrote a Great Book
Created in His Image
How do we think of God? We most often think of Him as Creator, Father, Lord, Shepherd, Savior, and on and on. We seldom think of God as Author. But God wrote the number one best seller of all time, your Bible…history, love letter, personal disclosure, story book, instruction book, etc.
“Wait a minute,” you say. “Men wrote the Bible!” Yes, some forty-plus men penned the words, were God’s secretaries. But those men were directed and guided by God. As we read in II Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” NKJV
As Genesis 1:27 states: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” NKJV God “created,” and we are made in His image, and one aspect of being created in His image is creating. Every person I have ever met in one sense or another creates. One aspect of creating is writing. God wrote so I write. God told His story as it relates to our story.
Expressing the Creative Image of God
God wrote. Some people, expressing the creative image of God, paint, some sculpt, some do crafts, some create greeting cards, some build buildings, some design, some cook…I write! Christ told parables, stories with subtle and not so subtle implications that penetrated heart and mind. He is my Mentor. When I write I purpose to tell stories with nuanced meaning that gives the reader pause to contemplate life.
Some people may think the hours I spend writing a waste of time. Man, I love it that God wrote. It frees me to write as well as guiding the nature of my writing. I do not write simply to toss words on a page or to chitter on about the humdrum trappings of life. I want to tap into the significant, the meaningful, the substantive stuff of life. God wrote to challenge heart and mind, and my goal is to challenge heart and mind. Entertain? Of course! But I would go beyond merely entertaining or providing a pleasurable diversion. When a lady read one of my stories, Son of Cain, and told me that the ending was awesome and brought her to tears, I felt I had succeeded.
God Wrote So What About You?
What about you? Does the fact that God wrote a book entice you to write, to draw, to paint, to sculpt, to create? Does knowing that He creates increase your joy in creating? I hope so. That God wrote gives me great delight in writing.