Friday, February 13, 2015

Nothing New

That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 NASB

Ecclesiastes says there is nothing new under the sun. Reflecting on this verse it came to me that the greatest story ever told has already been written. Anything I write has already been spoken of in the Bible. It overflows with history, romance, murder, poetry—endless genres. This could make writing feel as pointless as trying to forge a tunnel to the center of the earth using a toothpick. So why do we as Christians, feel God has called us to write? It's true, to find a totally original thought is futile. 
Nevertheless, God has given a desire to share His love through the written word. He has also given each of us varied life experiences, a different arena and group of influence. He made individuals with unique voices to tell our story in a way that no one else can. Our words may reach hearts that God has made ripe for our particular message. They may whisper hope to a soul that is desperately seeking to be understood. We share our praise and joy through the gift of our thoughts put on paper.  Our story could provide direction that leads others to know Christ. Thus, He makes all things new. Old things are passed away when He makes a new creature in Christ.

While it's true," there is nothing new under the sun,” when we yearn for our words to bring Him glory, He will put a new song in our mouth. Psalm 40:3

Father, through communion with You, give us inspiration to share Your words telling of Your great redemptive love for all. Amen.

©2015 Bonnie Mae Evans


1 comment:

Evelyn R. said...

Bonnie, although our words have been written umpteen times down through history, still, when it comes to praising and honoring God, they are new and unique to the story each and every time.

God bless you. You are a terrific writer. It's wonderful that you share your heart-felt stories so that others may "see your good works and glorify God in heaven.

Keep writing, my friend. E.Bonnie