Thursday, February 7, 2013

What If Your Life Was A Novel?

Have you ever heard someone say, "I could write a book!" when they're talking about their life? Or maybe you're that person? Have you ever thought of your life as a novel full of new chapters? I'm sure some of you could have more than just one book--- your life would be a whole series!

How many books will the story of your life fill? I smile as I ask you that, but God knows. He's been writing the story of your life before you were even born. 

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:16 - New Living Translation (NLT)

Whether you're living one book or many, be sure of this---a sequel is coming!
This poem gives much food for thought today and helps us put the picture frame of eternity around our life today.

This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
But positive, as sound.
It beckons and it baffles;
Philosophies don’t know,
And through a riddle, at the last,
Sagacity must go.
To guess it puzzles scholars;
To gain it, men have shown
Contempt of generations,
And crucifixion known. 

                                                                                                -Enily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Copy your favorite line into the comment box below and bring it to mind often today.

P.S. "Happy Birthday" wishes to my mom today!


  1. I know I have learned many times that having a bad chapter doesn't mean the book is over...

    Happy Birthday to your Mom! I hope she enjoys her special day!

    <3 <3

  2. "Invisible, as music,
    But positive, as sound."

    I am not a big Dickinson fan, but I happen to love this one. For me, the positivity is more than just the sound of music. It is a rumbling of thunder which vibrates in the spine in its intensity. The storm is not to be feared, as it bears the steadfast rain to soothe and nourish the soul.


  3. Swans, I love that insight---a bad chapter doesn't mean the book is over. What a relief to know that goodness can return!
    And Red, your comment carries poetry of its own. It drums with the rain outside today and reminds me of the weather within.


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