Fallen is a story about the incredible mercy and grace of God. In the beginning, we chose to disobey, yet He already had a plan in place to redeem us by sending His Son. He loves us that much! The story starts with creation and features Adam and Eve and their destructive decision. This event still affects us today.
The fall of humanity not only affected our ability to know right from wrong, our ultimate deaths, and the corruption of our inner nature, it also affected all of creation and our physical reality.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:18-23 NIV).
In short, the entire creation and we ourselves long for Christ to return and to restore all that we lost in Eden. We want it back! We groan.
Think of the difficulties we currently endure. Loved ones die. Conflict rends our families. Pornography destroys our souls. Violence robs us of peace. Mental turmoil assaults our minds. Drugs and alcohol demolish our sense of self and our relationships. Disease cripples our bodies. Chronic illnesses and cancers destroy our health.
When I first drafted this novel eight years ago, I was healthy. But now I am not. My limited strength doesn’t allow me to accomplish all I desire to do for the Lord. There are so many stories I want to publish for Him, so much more I want to do!
Think of what it must have been like in Eden. Health. Vigor. Innocence. Love. No separation from God. This is what I attempted to envision and to write in the first half of Fallen. Can you imagine it?
This story instills a longing for this type of union with God again. One reviewer says that Fallen “gives us such an amazing glimpse of Eden that we long for the New Heaven and the New Earth when God restores what was lost.”
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