God Made the Books

by | Oct 12, 2010 | Fiction Book Reviews | 11 comments

My three year old just walked into the room and said, “Mama, God made the books.”

Hmmm…perspective.

Then my 12 year old followed her comment by saying, “Well, actually, God made the trees that made the paper. THEN God made the people to take the paper and bind it into books, after some other people God made, wrote the words on the paper. So really,” he grinned. “God made the books.”

For those of us who are writers (or in other words, those people God made to write on the paper to make books), this is a great perspective to keep in the forefront of our thoughts.

God is the true Author – he just happens to use his kids to write the stories. Without Him, there would be no trees, no paper, no inspiration, no people. In short – nothing!

Or nothing worth writing about.

Just a reminder for those of us who are in the trenches – trying to create something out of chaos. At the bottom, or the root, of it all is God.

Creator

Inspirer

Author

Perfector

Savior

Finisher

Maker of beauty out of chaos…. Something out of nothing. Stories.

11 Comments

  1. Edwina Cowgill

    Out of the mouth of babes…but so true. A wonderful post, Pepper!

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  2. Keli Gwyn

    Oh, the wisdom of the young. Love this. =)

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  3. Pepper

    God uses kids very often in my life.
    Maybe that’s why he gave me so many, because he knew I had SOOOOO much to learn 🙂

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  4. Leah

    Thats a really neat thought! Great post Pepper.

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    • Pepper

      thanks, Leah

      Reply
  5. Casey

    Love that! Out of the month of babes. Doesn’t that make you want to go write? 🙂

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    • Pepper

      Oh yes, Casey!!! But work first. Sigh.

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  6. Julie Lessman

    Beautiful children … beautiful post, my friend. God’s done good by you!! 🙂

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    • pepperbasham

      You’re always super-sweet, Jules.
      Thnx for stopping by

      Reply
  7. AimeeLS

    Best. Writer. Blogpost. Ever.

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    • pepperbasham

      Aimee,
      I think you are DEFINITELY an encourager. Thanks for the sweet note.

      Reply

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