October 23, 2010

Creative Words - Dorothy Bentley

As Christian writers, we need to keep returning to the Source for inspiration. Our Source is the Lord.

Who is God? There are all kinds of analogies about the Triune God. He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. How can we understand Him?

God is revealed in His creation. Here are a couple of examples of how God’s triune nature is revealed:

He is like an egg. Three parts in one: shell, white, and yolk.

He is like water in three forms: solid ice, liquid, and vapour.

These may sound trite, yet their simplicity is deceiving. It’s almost impossible to make something as complex as an egg, so delicate and strong at the same time, with two separate compartments inside. The Cadbury people use moulds and machinery. God does it within a bird.

It says in the book of John that Jesus is the WORD, meaning God’s Word:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

Genesis demonstrates the creative power of His WORD:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.”

This is just one small portion of the Genesis account. Reading the whole account slowly while reflecting on God’s creative words brings humility.

As a writers, it is important to be rooted in our responsibility to allow the Lord to reside within our words. May they be words that bring hope, thoughts that bring peace, stories that bring healing.


  1. Very good reminder Dorothy... to allow the Lord to reside within our words.

    That's when they become life giving words.


  2. I love the way we can read Scripture over and over and still be charged and encouraged in so many ways. Thank you for reminding us about how to keep rooted in Jesus as we write! Blessings.


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