Friday, July 11, 2008

The Author Of Our Lives

As I was praying one morning a few days ago, I was praying through what I was learning in Ayn Rand's book, how I am applying those things to my life, and making sure that I wasn't applying things that were not of God. I have come to know the influence of words, both good and bad, so I was also praying against the dangers of being led astray by her philosophy.

I was praying this when I recalled one of my favorite verses in Scripture:
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God.(Heb. 12:2 NIV)
Ayn Rand would have said that she was a "mover," building the world up from the ashes, giving life, making it a place more suitable for our existence. She would have said that what made her great was that she owned every one of her words written, from the very first to the very last. But as I look at Jesus Christ, recognizing him as the author of my faith, I must also give acknowledgment to him being the author of all life.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.(Col 1:15-17)
Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega. Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end. Jesus Christ is The Word and He is the one who owns it all. This was Rand's fatal flaw. It is sadly the fatal flaw of so many beautiful people--they do not recognize who wrote them into existence; they do not give credit, acknowledgment, or praise to the author of their lives.

By His Grace.

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