What message do your words convey? Do you know?
I remember the journey well. As a little boy, the end of the school year became the start of fun, fishing, and friends. You see, in the summer, we moved to a cabin on a wonderful lake in northwestern Wisconsin. Do you think I enjoyed that journey, as we left behind the school books, the daily routine of study and focus, when at the end of these miles lay a fishing boat, idle time, and swimming?
Now as an old fat bald author, I remember the enthusiasm of the trip and the weight and power of those four words – we’ll go this weekend!
As a Christian author, my desire is to also enjoy this journey of getting an action/adventure book to market. The toil of the trip from, ‘what if’, to a start and a finish, to filling in the in – betweens, in order to place this work, my baby, in front of a reader who is struggling in darkness without hope. That is the goal and the message and worth the waiting and toil.
Will my words have enough weight to make a stand for Christ in a world of darkness? Will that anxious reader follow the script as the characters are placed into situations in which they have to make that same choice? Will I stay in darkness with no hope or take that first step of faith and cry out – Save me Jesus!
At this point our text is getting ready to satisfy an agent, a good book reviewer, and you, the reading public. Whether or not, this ol’ papa, and author can put it all together in a cascade of weight of words to an agent and publisher is like those last ten miles of the trip as a little boy.
I’ve enjoyed the journey so far and I’m confident not in myself, but in the Lord, to take it home with a weight of words that will strike deep fear into darkness. Strike indeed, so that the one who the spirit has ready, can follow that weight of words to a new stand for Christ. What greater message than this from His word to you –
1 John 1:5-9King James Version (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
That is the weight of words which is also in my political suspense, action/adventure, love story type of book. I learned along the journey that it isn’t about me, no indeed. It’s all about Jesus. He is the author and finisher of my faith. Is He yours?