Confession time: I sometimes fancy myself a writer…and occasionally even a fiction writer… who actually grows fond of my literary characters. Real emotions for fake people. I know where my characters are going to end up – most have good ends but a few I know will not.
Slowly I craft backwards. If I want him to change from a conman to a crack police detective – he is going to need to realize some truths and change in response to those truths. I generally (but not always) want good things for my characters and to that end I am willing to let them go through hard things. Natural consequences. External hard circumstances. Purposeful discipline. Conflicts with others and on and on.
But praise God! He is a Good Author. While my goal is “generally” good for my imagined characters, God always has good plans for His “characters”. And while I don’t really know – He knows it all. Would this change my protagonist’s mind? What about his heart? His future? His eternity? I am making my best guess but I don’t know. He does. He knows what will change us. How to get the best outcome for us. And He is writing to that good end in each of our lives. So, praise God!
I dabble, but God is the Master Author!
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.