I returned from a writers' conference this weekend, overflowing with blessings, good teaching and inspiration.
Write! Canada was where I first shyly dared to call myself a writer ten years ago. Each year it is an invaluable opportunity to connect with kindred spirits; to network; and to learn.
On Sunday morning, after arriving home, I read this scripture in the Daily Light's selection for that day:
Matthew 20:4 (New International Version)
4 He told them, 'You also / go /and work in my vineyard, / and I will pay you whatever is right.
I took this passage as a commission from God--his hand resting gently but firmly on my shoulder, saying, "You also, go..."
"Here am I. Send me," I replied,
The words, "bear witness" have been in my head for some weeks and they were mentioned several times at the conference. I will be faithful to bear witness wherever he places me.
"Bearing witness" in writing--isn't that a necessary and even essential task? I see things here, that no one else does--and it is the same for you.
And, so, you too, go...
Acts 1:8 (New International Version)
8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."