I may not have yet sold as many books as Stephen King, but I am an author. In addition to this daily devotion I have two books currently in print. More are coming and each day I find more things to write about. God’s world and God’s word are fathomless resources. As an author I am blessed to know that Jesus is also an author. Hebrews 12:2 says that He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. I am His book as is everyone who has come to Him in faith believing for His salvation.
Written on my heart is the message of His grace. When others look at me, they need to see His face.
Written on my life is the inscription of His love. The world should stand amazed, as it points to Him above.
Let my holy book, gently authored by Your hand, proclaim your grace to all, point them to the Promised Land.
Paul told the Corinthians that they were his epistle. How much more are all of us God’s epistle? What kind of reading material are we? If we were in a bookstore, what section would we be in? Would we be in the How To section with a title, “An Illustrated Guide to Living for God”? Would we be in the mystery section with a title “The Case of the Man without a Cause”? Would we be in the outdoor section with a title “Escape from God to Feign Worship at the Fishing Hole”? Would we be in the mature audience section with the warning: Not for the eyes or ears of those under 18?
Christ is the Author of our faith. He called us to faith. He saved us through faith. He wants to conform us to Him by faith. He wants to author a beautiful faith life story in us. He wants His author’s name to be fully visible on the cover of our book. He wants the perfect editing of His divine hand to be evident on every page. He wants the story line to bring Him glory.
Christ is also the Finisher of our faith. The end of the story will be great. He who has begun a good work in us will finish it. Our end is heaven. The end of the story is His glory. As He has promised us a great ending, we need to be co-authoring with Him a great book. Jesus is a great author. We need to let His pen hand write the details of our life. We need to rejoice in being His work.
The Friday Benediction
Until Monday, my friends, may the good God envelop you with His grace; may you prove the common confession of faith, “I believe in the holy Christian church and in the fellowship of the saints”, and may you be enriched with joy and hope as you exercise that confession this weekend. Amen
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