Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So Let It Be Written

However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things God has prepared for those who love him. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9

The first time I watched The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner, I felt the Bible was coming to life.  The Pharaoh's favorite line in the movie was, "so let it be written, so let it be done."  Moses repeated those words to Pharaoh in their final confrontation before the last of the ten plagues.  After fleeing Egypt with his people, Moses ascended Mt. Sinai and received God's written word.

I met a woman yesterday from Mexico City who is opening a new Mexican food restaurant in Wellman, Iowa.  It's close enough to check out when my wife and I have a date night.

"What is the name of your place?" I asked Melitza, the new owner.

"Paz en la Tormenta," she replied.  She was with a couple of friends who volunteered a translation.

"Don't tell me, let's see if I can figure it out." I pondered for a moment and asked, "is it 'Peace in the storm'?"

The new owner appeared stunned.  "Yes," she answered.  "I asked God to give me a name for my restaurant and this is what he gave me.  My customers love it."

Melitza has no idea I'm a writer.  Like her, I ask God to give me the words for the book I'm writing.  I'm releasing it, one chapter at a time, as it is written.  You will be able to read the first chapter for free here on this blog on Sunday, March 17.  I hear God's voice in my head bellowing, "so let it be written."  Is this why my hair now looks like Charlton Heston in the picture above?  I have only seen a tiny glimpse of what is ahead, about as much as one grain of sand in the desert.  Only God knows the future.  I hear His voice and respond, "so let it be written, so let it be done."

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