By Jessica Tanner
Special to The PREVIEW
Words paint a beautiful picture, bring to life rambling rivers, and colorful meadows. Words convey comfort and laughs. They teach us and relay news. Some news we want and some not. But the words we hear can’t live on like the words we write.
On the nightstands of many hotels, motels and hospitals as well as on church and thrift shop shelves are Bibles. Today’s bookstores hold copies of this precious volume because it still sells. On those same shelves are works by long-ago mortal writers like Jules Verne, William Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
Each of us, like Verne, Shakespeare and Twain, have been gifted with a special message. This message of hope. Our writings, like that of the authors of the Bible and other great mortal writers, connect with readers because they tap into this truth.
So, when you’re ready to give up on a writing project, pray over it. God’s placed something amazing in it same as a sunset or a babbling brook or the unusual way the light passes through gathering storm clouds. Inside our books, essays and devotions is the insight God intended.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” — Matthew 24:35.