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.
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.