Writing is as old as the world. Right from creation, God established writing systems through the creation of source writing materials. In many instances in the Bible, God commanded his people to write. Today’s reading reveals that God commanded Moses to write. The first commandment was written by God himself (Exodus 34:1). Moses broke it when he came to meet the Israelites in idol worship. God then commanded Moses to chisel out stone (the writing material) and write. Moses was to write something which is so important to us today – the Decalogue (the Ten Commandments). This writing was to guide that generation and those to come.
Godly writing meets the need of the current and future generations. A researcher shared how he wanted to study about the life of Ephraim Amu the composer of Yen ara asaase ni as well as Odomankoma Ɔbɔadeɛ bɔɔade no. He needed the information to write about how God interacts with every person in their own cultural context. He had information from few books and other narratives from Ephraim Amu’s family. However, the major breakthrough for this researcher was the discovery of the personal journal of Ephraim Amu which has records of his own life experiences with God and how he managed some
challenging life situations.
You are, however, cautioned against write-ups that are intended to keep records of wrongs and would make forgiveness on your part too difficult. God desires that you document your experiences with him. You may be good at reading but not too well at writing. Today, God is calling on you to write.