Guest Post by C.S. Boyll
Have you ever meditated on the many biblical names God is called?
Most Jesus followers have their favorites like “Lord,” “Shepherd,” “The Rock,” “The Great I Am,” “Redeemer,” “Prince of Peace,” etc.
It is a worthy exercise to write down as many titles as you can and then keep adding to your list. In my work as a writer I have realized the validity of “God, The Writer.”
Here are my Top Ten Reasons to call God “The Number One Writer.”
NUMBER 10: God shows a flashy style when he pens the Ten Commandments on Moses’ tablets (Deut. 10:4, Ex. 19).
NUMBER 9: He offers even more dramatic flair in Daniel 5, when human fingers supernaturally write on the wall of drunken King Belshazzar’s palace: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin” (translation: I have numbered your kingdom and put an end to it).
NUMBER 8: Throughout scripture God has his prophets write for him. For example, he tells Isaiah, “Go now, write it on a tablet for them…that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness” (Is. 30:8). In Revelation 21:5 he declares: “I am making everything new!” Then he says, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
NUMBER 7: Created in his image we are expected to nurture at least one writing method he displays. Proverbs 3:3 commands: “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
NUMBER 6: When New Testament Pharisees bring an adulterer to Jesus for judgment, he stoops down twice to write on the ground with his finger (John 8:6-8). Songwriter Michael Card has written a song and entire book about this creative communication.
NUMBER 5: God actively writes moral consciousness into our beings. He declares, “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds” (Heb. 10:16).
NUMBER 4: Even better, he is the “Author and Perfecter of our faith” (Heb. 12:2).
NUMBER 3: His Bible has been the number one bestseller for centuries. Who can surpass such royalties!
NUMBER 2: He has tattooed our existence into his eternal, resurrected self: “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me” (Isaiah 49:16). Here is one children’s storybook illustrator’s rendition of this scripture.
NUMBER 1: And the Number One reason God should be called “The Number One Writer” is that at some future date he will give us new by-lines. Revelation 2:17 promises, “To the one who overcomes, I will give…a white stone with a new name written on it.”
C.S. Boyll is a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, who writes devotions and children’s stories. She is also working on a historical novel set in the 1600s. Her “There’s a Blog in My Eye” can be found at http://www.csboyll.com/ Please visit her on Facebook and her blog for more great posts!