Frank usually read about sports or outdoor living, but his sister had given him several gently used novels. He found himself reading a romance where the main character lived in Frank’s hometown. He was intrigued. “This is a woman I would like to meet.” But at the end, the fictional heroine died to save another.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved (Ephesians 2:4–5).

The following Saturday, Frank decided to branch out his literary interests and went to his local bookstore. To his surprise, the author of the tragic romance he had read was signing copies of her novel. Frank picked up a copy and asked her to sign it for him. The fictional character was dead, but the author was alive.

Like characters in a tragedy, you were dead, but God loved you and gave you life in Jesus. It’s the greatest love story ever written. Give Him praise for the new life He has given you.

Prayer Suggestion: Dear Lord, help me to recognize that You are writing my story every day.

Quicklook: Ephesians 2:1–5

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