“That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love.”
It is amazing to think that no person is disconnected from others. There is that idea that there is six degrees of separation between any two people in the world. In other words, our lives are part of a harmonious story that someone is writing. Each one of us is character in a story that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. We might all be in different chapters but we live out lives between the cover of one amazing book.
If you think that is mind blowing, think about this. For those of us who know the Lord as the Great Author of life, there is an ever-tighter connection that many in the world do not have. If God is the Author then his Son is the main protagonist, the hero of history. He is the one that life draws around and flows from. If every story has a conflict, theme, and a purpose, then Jesus is his name. He is the author in the flesh who not only writes into the lives of his characters but through his life he gives real life to flat corrupted characters. In essence, He is able to make fictional characters, as it were, into real people, who inhabit true life beyond temporary pages in a book.
How are we drawn into the life of this amazing one-of-kind character? This is His presence in his life. Those characters whom are being made real, know their strength is the Holy Spirit. He is the one that weaves our life experiences into the real story that last forever. The Great Author has a way of taking our mistakes, our struggles, our weaknesses, as a people, and creating an amazing story within a story. It is sort of like taking the seed of one story that has a definite beginning, a climactic point, and a final end, and creating one that is always developing forever. It is the kind of eternal story that gets better and more exciting with each chapter. You catch your breath as your heart races, then begin a new chapter.
If God is the Great Author, and Jesus is His main protagonist, then the Holy Spirit is the living inspiration of the story, the heart and soul of each character. The Bible does refer to him as a dove. So, maybe the beauty of that Heavenly bird flying through seemingly unconnected lives, is that he dovetails them together. They are all caught up into the same journey, the same gust of wind, and the same soaring heights. People of all races, conditions, different socio economic statuses, and spread throughout the story are part of something that is hard to put into words.
Yet, it is the true soul of a story that so many have tried to erase or rewrite through the ages. The Great Author is writing today. I hope that you see that you aren’t a forgotten bit character lurking in a corner. Your life will matter in the real story as you allow Him to have the pages of your life. He has a way to edit, clean, and restore you as the character you were always meant to be. That is why He is called The Great Author. That is why your life matters. Just so you know the other real characters are praying that you will join us and find out how amazing real life is like.
For the next few weeks I am going to be posting a story in pros that the Lord gave me years ago. It really helped me understand and explain the Christian journey in a poetic manner. It is something that you are more than welcome to share with others so they may also let The Great Author write a new story in the pages of their life.