Author of Salvation

Only the author knows

The ending to the story

Until the story is made

Into a movie

The characters cast

And the story played out

On the big screen,

Everyone in the story

Knowing how it will end

 

Hebrews 5:9

“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation, unto all them that obey him.”

 

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Adversary

Art: Virgin Mary, artist unknown

Every story has a hero or heroine

And an adversary

And the story is written

Within a time and a place

 

And the story line is such that

Said hero or heroine

Must overcome the adversary

To save the world

 

Or maybe the story is such that

The hero must overcome

The adversary

To save the heroine

 

The Bible is such a story

The hero is Jesus Christ

And he came to save the world

To set us free from sin

The adversary

 

David slew Goliath with a stone

Daniel survived the lion’s den

And Christ overcame the world

 

We are either the hero

Or the adversary

 

If Christ is with us

Who can be against us

 

I John 4:5

“…because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

 

Tree of Knowledge

The Shadow of Death by William Holman Hunt 1873

Of all the trees

In the garden

You may eat freely

But if you eat from

The tree of knowledge

You will die

 

It is not free

You will pay for that

With your life

 

And so she did

Being the mother of all life

They all died

So her savior could live

 

No sin

No savior

No story

 

Word of God

The Bible allows us

To look back through time

Particularly

From sin to salvation

It is written from

Another perspective

For the author

Would have to see it all first

Then tell the story

Through those who were living

At the time 

 

We can see those 

Who came before us

And they can  see us

Through the Word of God