Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Impossible Love

I spent the entire day yesterday on the final edit of my new book, Unlikely Friends. This is the picture I painted for the cover. The cover is currently with the designer, the manuscript with the formatter, and the book is to be available hopefully in the next two weeks. It is one of the most fun books I have ever written.

I started the book around the time I was diagnosed with cancer. I wrote the book as pure fantasy, a story that combined many of the things I loved in life: horses, dogs, dolphins, and God. When facing a death threatening diagnosis, it became important to let my mind dwell on things that brought me joy.

The amazing thing is this story was complete fiction, impossible, could never have happened. Halfway through writing my book, I found a video of the impossible scenario I had concocted. Only the video was reality...non-fiction. I could not believe it. It was impossible...I had made it all up...but the basis for my story was true!

This speaks to me of God. There is no way the creator of the entire universe would have the slightest interest in me...He could not possibly notice me, let alone care for me. Yet, impossibly, unbelievably, He does. That is the message of my new book told in a fun, symbolic way with my favorite animals all in one book. It is even more exciting knowing that not only could it have happened... it did.

Romans 5:8 

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Can't wait to read your new book. The artwork is wonderful! So thankful God created you to do exactly what He has designed for you!