God plays an active and unapologetic role in my book. He appears as ‘The King’ in various roles. Sometimes he refers to Himself as the Shepherd. Why? Well, we are all like sheep who have gone astray.
Sheep can get into a lot of trouble. Growing up on a New Zealand sheep farm I’ve rescued them from creeks, mud, and barbed wire.
I loved finding the lost lambs, and so does Jesus. Here’s me back from the lambing beat, with a lamb in my arms, about a hundred years ago …
Ever heard the parable of the lost sheep?
Jesus told the Pharisees and teachers of the law this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:3-7
My book will appeal to those who understand the wilderness. The reader I am looking for may not know the Bible, or God – but will love redemptive romance and a great good versus evil story. I’m not writing for 99 people – I’m writing for one. Come into the pages of my book. The path will begin in a field. Follow the butterfly.