I cannot imagine just how hard it is for authors to write a story. I’ve tried my hand at writing, thus, this little blog with a few followers. True authors are a rare breed because they struggle with a passion for putting thoughts, putting words on paper (or nowadays, on the computer screen). They “muscle” through dictionaries and thesaurus’ finding the exact word that will express what they are trying to tell others. It isn’t an easy task for some because they think about all the possibilities of what others may think about their writing only to be unsatisfied with what they produce ever thinking it could be better.
But there are some authors, that it appears, know exactly what they are doing all of the time. They write books left and right. They do constant research and synthesize the thoughts of other authors into their own works. They work diligently from the moment they wake to the moment they lay their heads down to rest. It seems they think about their topic so thoroughly they can’t escape putting down on paper what they want us to know. For some authors they hit it big with one or two books and for others no matter what they produce they sell a gazillion copies of their works.
But there is a specific Author that I am thinking of this morning. He has thought about everything and everyone in perfection. He is limitless, this Author is. He doesn’t merely think that He knows something. He actually knows the topic so thoroughly that He can quote what these authors are going to write or say before they even write or say it. This Author knows each person so intimately well that He even knows the number of hairs on their heads! Read what one author has written about this Author:
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it. –Psalm 139:1-6
This great Author knows everything about us. Not just me, but all of us. Whether we have ever read this Author’s work or not, whether we know His Person or not, He knows us intimately. Read further what the minor author writes about this great Author:
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depthts of the arth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. –Psalm 139:13-16
Wow! This great Author has written the days that He has ordained for me! This means the same thing for you! There is not a one of us who has not been written about by this Author. He has seen you even before you were known by your parents. He has formed you even when you were in your mother’s womb. Not only this, but read what else the lesser author writes about this great Author:
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You. –Psalm 139:17, 18
So as lesser authors attempt to think through their subject as thoroughly as they can, the great Author has thought about us so thoroughly that He knows everything about us before we even experience what He has written on His pages. He knows me; He knows you. He has written our days out for us. Everything we experience in life, whether it is good or hard, the great Author already has thought them through.
Now this Author has done an incredible thing in revealing to us that He knows us intimately well. But even greater, He has made a way for us to know Him intimately well. A lesser author writes this about the great Author:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. — John 3:16
This is how we can know the great Author: by believing Him. This great Author is God and He has given us His Son, Jesus Christ, so that we might know Him. Jesus even said:
If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him. –John 14:7
You can know the great Author of your story by knowing His Son, Jesus Christ! He has given us His Son so we can know Him intimately as He knows us. He desires for any man, woman, boy, or girl to know Him. In knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you know the great Author. The more you read of His works, the more you will see that He truly is who He says He is. The more you read of what He has written about us, the more you will see how you, too, have met the Author of your story.