“Your character is not likable,” said the multi-published award-winning author after reading the first two pages of my novel.

But I like him, I thought. Because I know what he is to become.

God sees us as I see my character. He loves us despite us being unloveable. He knows what we can become–if we let him take charge.

I will have to put  some redeeming qualities in my hero(whether he likes it or not).

Thankfully, knowing and trusting Jesus is all the redeeming I need for myself.


John 1:12

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12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God —

Ephesians 2:7-9

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in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.