God is not only the Creator of life, but He is also the Author of life. The story of each of our lives was written long before we were created, and although sin and the consequences of sin in our world today often lead to man rewriting the story of life as it was originally written, God continues to write straight with even these crooked lines and He continues to write the story of our lives. Yet so many people in our world today don’t recognize or even want to accept the story of their life as He has written it. We want to erase a couple of sentences here or rewrite a few paragraphs there. We want to rip out a couple of pages or maybe a few chapters. The story of a life, however, is not meant to be a half-finished work or re-edited by man. All of the trials and tribulations, brokenness and restoration, sin and redemption, make up the story of our lives, which are beautiful as He has written them, if we just step back and look at the voluminous work of our lives as a whole.
The story of my life could have been a very short one on this Earth. “A child was conceived in love and killed in an abortion.” Sadly, this is similar to the story of fifty-six million children in the United States alone in the last 40 years of legalized abortion. Yet what man intends for evil, God intends for good, as Genesis 50:20 tells us. For the record, I don’t believe God originally wrote abortion into my life, as God is the Creator of life, but when it was introduced by man, or in my case, a woman, He rewrote the story of my life around it, wrapping my life up in His infinite glory and goodness, to create the story of a life that is more intricate, more beautiful, more redemptive, more grace-filled, than anything anyone else could have planned or written. God has taken the short sentence of a life that was written for me on earth and turned it into paragraph after paragraph, chapter after chapter, volume after volume.