There Are No Fairy Tales in God’s Word
A Christian writer named Lee wrote only fictional stories
that uplifted the Lord Jesus Christ.
“That’s part of the calling of God on my life,” Lee
explained to his Sunday school class.
Lee wrote his weekly stories about real life experiences.
Some of his stories were about Old Testament and New Testament
characters. Adam and Eve, Noah and Jonah were among his favorite
Bible characters. Although Lee’s stories were fictional, he made a
special effort to be accurate in his portrayals of the Bible
characters. “I don’t want to misrepresent any of these heroes,” he
Lee’s short stories were published in 500 newspapers across
the United States, as well as another 200 newspapers around the
world. Hundreds of Web sites also posted the stories.
Lee began writing another series of short stories. Within a
few months, these stories were also published in hundreds of
newspapers worldwide. The stories were totally secular in nature,
and Bible characters were not even mentioned in any of them.
But although Bible characters weren’t mentioned in the
stories, Lee made a point of promoting positive thoughts about life
and relationships in the tales. “These stories don’t mention God,
but there’s no reason they can’t point people to God in a generic
sort of way,” Lee reasoned.
Lee began each story in his new series with the phrase,
“Once upon a time.” “I’d like for these stories to have a fairy tale
flavor,” he chuckled.
Lee’s readers began contacting him, primarily through email,
about his short stories. Lisa’s email praised Lee for his original
writing style. “The Lord really gave you a gift of creativity,” she
Loren was equally as impressed with Lee’s writing. “Your
characters communicate with great passion,” he wrote. “Your clever
stories always amaze and amuse me.”
“I enjoy your originality,” Laura wrote. “And your stories
are always about 1,000 words long. That’s a bit boring. Why don’t
you jump it up to 2,000 words occasionally. The stories would be
Lana suggested Lee come up with an overall title for his
weekly secular story. “My suggestion is “Once Upon a Time,” she
Lee always responded personally to every email. “Thanks for
your suggestion,” he wrote Lana. “I like your idea, and I’ll begin
using the title next week.”
Lee and Lana began corresponding regularly. Within a few
weeks, they began dating. About six months later, they became
engaged, and they were married the following year.
After their honeymoon, the couple were flying back home.
Lana asked Lee, “Why don’t you come up with a title for your
Christian stories? My suggestion is ‘Christian Fairy Tales.’”
“Sorry, Dear,” Lee replied. “That simply wouldn’t work.
There are no fairy tales in God’s Word. Every Word of it is the
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