Friday, January 8, 2016

On the Word Becoming Flesh {thoughts on A Time of Grace, book 3}

One of the more interesting parts of writing is when my characters do something and God uses that Something to help illuminate the depth of something so familiar to me in the Scriptures.

That happened this week as I wrote through a pivotal scene in book three of A Time of Grace, and I'd like to share my thoughts with you -- maybe you'll find some food for thought, too. :-)

In that scene, Sarah Picoletti meets face-to-face with someone to whom she's been writing for years but who has never written back to her. And in that face-to-face encounter, she discovers a startling Realness to her relationship with this person {who shall remain unnamed, for spoiler reasons}.

When I wrote that scene, from Sarah's perspective, it reminded me so much of John 1:14 -- "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

And thus my thought began to rabbit-trail... :-)

  • Isn't that just what God did? The Father had been "writing" to us - His beloved lost children - for many centuries. But then Jesus came, in the flesh, when the Letter of love took on human bone and sinew...
  • And, in a way, is that not what we do as believers? As "little Christs"? We are God's little letters of grace and truth come to life - miniature editions of this same God-centered drama - Christ in us "becoming flesh" and living out His life through us - for don't we have in us the "hope of glory"?
  • And, in a way, extending that a bit... the whole of Christ's life and ministry becomes flesh in and through us -- thinking of 1 Peter 2 {clickable link} -- if we are faithful.
Well, I'm off to keep writing, friends -- Looking to finish the rough draft of book 3 soon and thankful for your prayers for me.

May you have a blessed weekend!

Grace and peace,

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