Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

It’s Good Friday and I can’t help but think about Jesus’ death on this day two-thousand years ago, the Black Moment in the story of Redemption. The moment Satan thought he’d won, when it seemed all hope truly was lost for all time.

Then it was Sunday and Jesus rose from the dead—came back to life! Death was defeated and God was victorious. Try as I might, words are inadequate to capture the gloriousness, the indescribable triumph of that Resurrection, that key point in the story.

God is a master story teller. The events that happened Easter week all those years ago are the heart of redemption, but look at the rest of Scripture. Think back on any Bible stories you know. All of them, every single one, weave threads of the story of salvation the need for and hope of redemption, building up to the New Testament and the account of how Jesus’ shed blood provided payment for our sin.

What do you want to say through your writing? What is the message you’ve been given to share with the world and how can you weave threads of it into your story?

1 comment:

  1. I guess the message that's really been on my heart lately is, simply put, "Life is beautiful."
    I try to weave this into my story by playing up the little things that really make us feel something. The hugs, the smiles, the laughter. Too often we overlook the little things that bring us so much joy and I want to make people think about these things and appreciate them more. :)