I have just finished reading Distortion by Terri Blackstock. It is the story of Juliet Cole whose husband of 15 years is murdered before her eyes. As the story continues her husband’s dark secrets come to light. As much as I enjoyed the book, sometimes reading to 2 or 3 in the morning, I love reading the section at the end of some novels “A Note from the Author”. Sometimes these sections can be more uplifting and encouraging than the novel itself. In this section Terri talks about the recent birth of three grand babies in the last year. She goes on to say that as her own baby goes into hospital to have a baby of her own she was reminded of how perfectly designed every human on earth is. It reminded her of :-

Psalm 139: 13-16, NIV

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

It is very important for us to remember that God doesn’t make mistakes. He formed us and wired us exactly the way we are. He gave us each a purpose and a lifespan and timed it out precisely.

Terri finishes her note with these thought provoking statements;

  • He loved you enough to give his Son for you.
  • You are not insignificant.
  • You are not useless.
  • You are not appalling.
  • You are beloved.

By Kate Murphy.