"If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead." Luke 16:31
I am writing a screenplay where the main characters ignore the danger of a disease because accepting its reality is an inconvenience to their lives. In the end, it costs the protagonist his life and soul.
We live in an age of denial like that of Noah. Believing that God will keep His word is an inconvenience so we ignore Him.
The director of the cartoon series I am writing had a problem. I wrote two minutes more of episode then he needed. In screenwriting, the rule is one page for one minute. However, when action is involved, as it is with an animated cartoon, one description line of action on a page can be several seconds to a minute or two of action. That is not a problem, just have the writer go back, trim a few things and everyone will be happy. Easier said than done. Any writer who is honest will admit that deleting dialogue or a complete scene they wrote is a difficult part of writing. There was a reason for it to be in that part of the script and removing it changes the story. Cut too much and the story becomes meaningless or falls apart.
If I might wax poetic for a moment; there are those who want to do that with the story of creation. They want to remove God from it because He complicates the story for them. If God is in the story of creation then He is the center, the focal point. Cut God out and the story revolves around them. Well, that is the plan. The problem is that the story of creation falls apart without God. A story without God becomes a fairytale and a fairytale is a story that is not true just made up.
We were packing up to leave Mom's Greencroft home but Calvin was not sure he was happy with the way the day was shaping up. so he snuggled into the sheets on the floor.
It is good to have a snuggle in place to go when life feels like it is closing in. There is no shame in. Some days you just need to snuggle in and wait out the storm.
Life is about new things and new adventures. New can also be terrifying, the undiscovered country. I've been writing an animated children's series for a company that is marketing the cartoon to networks around the world that cater to children. Every time I turn in a script I wait impatiently to find out if the director likes it.
Occasionally, I meet people who trudge through a life they hate but feel afraid and powerless to change it. However, I am reminded that Moses and Joseph had three dramatic changes in their lives. What brought the two men through them was a reliance on God. He was their salvation through the transitions from one life to another. That is what God specializes in; salvation.
Life is scary. Whether we want it or not there will be changes. In the end, it is where we find salvation that will dictate how
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32