Having God without God

The book of Esther is a good read. It is one of my favourites, especially since it is one of the easy to read short stories. It has one really interesting feature that makes it stand out to me – it doesn’t mention God.

I want to point out that God was working in the midst of Esther’s story and although it doesn’t specifically mention God, we can see His hand at work. God works in our midst, even when we don’t see it or ask for His help or guidance.

God works behind the scenes in a lot of lives, even when we want Him at the forefront. We usually can’t see it when we’re going through the midst of our issues. It is amazing to see how things work out when we look back.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

My first published story, The Lost Animals, talks about how God works in our lives. He gives us help when we need it from any aspect that we do not expect. And it shows how people do not have to have all the answers (See 1 Cor 12:4-7).

I hope that if you want to write about story for His glory, I hope you do not feel compelled to squeeze God into a story. God doesn’t need us to fit Him into a story when it won’t add to the story. We bring Him more honour with a good coherent story without God, than an incoherent story with God squeezed in there somehow.

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