Two Copper Fiction
Many of us are preparing for the ACFW conference this week, and the anticipation creates emotions ranging from elation to embarrassment. And for good reason. Whether you are just getting used to calling yourself a writer or you’re preparing to pitch your magnum opus, real writing is a sifting, daring enterprise.
Who would sign up for that?
Consider THE DARING WIDOW of Mark 12 and take heart.
SHE SHUFFLED INTO THE TEMPLE’S COURT OF WOMEN, WHERE WORSHIPERS BROUGHT THEIR GIFTS INTO THE TREASURY.
You will enter a convention center full of talented writers.
MANY RICH PEOPLE WERE PUTTING IN LARGE SUMS.
Some writers will bring beautiful, thought-provoking fiction.
SHE ENTERED THE AWKWARD SITUATION.
You may consider running. Don’t. God has brought you to offer the gift in your hands.
SHE BROUGHT A VERY SMALL GIFT.
Yours may be a small story or even a germ of a story.
SHE HAD EVERY REASON NOT TO GIVE. IT WAS “ALL SHE HAD, ALL SHE HAD TO LIVE ON.”
This manuscript may be all you’ve written. Or this piece may reveal your soul.
THE TINY CLINK OF TWO SMALL COINS WAS UNUSUAL PROOF OF WHOLEHEARTED TRUST.
Your pitch—whether to an agent or a writing friend—is unusual proof of your wholehearted trust.
JESUS KNEW HER, HE SAW HER, AND HE COMMENDED HER FOR GIVING OUT OF HER POVERTY.
Jesus sees your struggle. He knows your long hours. Expect His benediction for giving all you have as you write and prepare to give your writing.
SHE TRUSTED, THEREFORE SHE DARED.
So can you.