The Story of the Beloved
It’s really hard for me to create a blog post for this because my reference is about the book that I was reading----prototype by
Jonathan Martin. I really want to make a justice about the post that this somehow should be relational to that book.
Prototype made a standard of my next book reads. This book created an impact in my life. There were realizations and learning when I was reading this book. Speaking of relevance, this book extends it’s hand to us millennials with relatable material in social media today.
Prototype is about knowing your identity as a Christian, as God’s beloved. If you could notice my blog header, “you call me beloved. I am perfection” that’s just beyond a blog description. The header means a lot for me because my identity is not my traits or name but because of my Lord and Savior.
So when reading the book, and seeing it from the book store shelves, I felt that, God was speaking to me. Seeing that book at that time, God wants to speak to me and tell that “hey son, this is a story I want to tell you”.
I love music a lot because it tells a personal story of every walks of life. By simply listening to a song, we get to realize things, we get to connect and we get to identify our moments.
“You formed my knees to bend, You call me beloved, I am perfection”.
-Run in the Night, Jars of Clay [the Shelter album]
Now upon reading the lines of the songs plus the music feels itself, it truly makes a story of every son and daughters. He formed us in a way with a purpose. That no matter what we do, or how we look, we are His beloved and through His eyes we are the best creation ever.
B. The book
That morning after my work shift, I was convinced that I needed a great novel once again until I bumped into Jonathan Martin’s book. Then it somehow made a connection with Jars of Clay’s song, about my blog header and all. THAT TRULY MADE SENSE!.
The people and inspiration
I hear stories about ministry struggle and hardships inside my circle, I welcome them really as I also walk through those experiences myself. By reading J Martin’s book, I am no longer afraid of darkness or sadness, I’m even excited and welcome them with open arms.
Lastly, I have this guy who keeps on telling that he wants to quit of what his doing. But whenever he says that, I can only see and feel that God is currently working on His life, without him knowing about it.
Like what Jonathan Martin’s book tells, his struggles are his identity, his scars are not sign of defeat but a sign of bravery in fighting the battles that he has won. That through the wilderness, God is more close to him, and that God is even more faithful in his battles. God is elevating him, promoting him and making him a braver and stronger person.