"Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is."
- 1 JOHN 3:2
A good novelist builds to a climax. The most intriguing fiction is that which hooks us in the beginning with a riddle or a mystery. Writers call this the “contract” with the reader. The inferred promise is that if the reader will continue to the end, the situation described in the opening lines will be resolved or answered. The lead paragraph of our lives is but the beginning of the story, and God is the Author. The climax is Christ’s image manifest in and through us. And, like a good book, the elements mount until it all comes into focus with a satisfying ending.