I'm Just Saying

Dr. Paul Perkins

Join The Adventure!

For an author writing is as necessary as breathing. They don't write for money or to court literary fame, but because they believe they have something to say. It matters not that anyone will read or listen, the words must be written, and if in the process someone is blessed -- all the more wonderful

Dr. Perkins has written for a long time, but only recently has sought to publish his work and venture into new genres. He believes in education, finally earning his doctorate at the age of 55. He believes that learning never ends, giving fodder to the imagination and breathing life into the characters on his page. His hope is to continue telling stories for a new generation of readers and aspiring authors.

Dr. Perkins' first novel is "Centurion: From glory to glory", but is not his first book. He has written "Legacy to my sons", "The Lost Shepherd", "The prayer of a transformed life", "The Cost", and a verity of Christian Youth Devotionals. 

The Great Mystery

God is the great mystery writer of all time. Within his creation he has hidden the mysteries of life, all to be explored and discovered by man. Like all good authors he doesn't reveal the entirety of the plot at the beginning, but incrementally unfolds the twists and turns as each character fulfills his role. In our impatience we want to skip the details and read the last chapter.

To offer hope God has given each generation enough information to understand His love and grace, but withheld information that was not necessary for their immediate need for obedience and salvation. All this culminating in pivotal moments that have taken the people of God to a new level of growth in their relationship with Him: Abraham and the promise of nation, land, heir; Moses and the possessing of the promised land; David and his eternal kingly line; and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 

This latter stands as the central point of God's mystery, hidden from His people previously, but revealed to the apostles and prophets. It isn't the end of the story, but stands as its climax, reaching back to its historical roots and looking forward to histories culmination. At the proper time God has orchestrated history to present His Son, the savior of the world. He has reached into His creation to reveal what was once hidden, to make known what was once spoken in riddles, to fulfill what was once promised. No longer is the light dimly seen from a distance, but now shines brightly for all to see. It is the Aha moment of God's plan the makes sense of a senseless world.

With the curtain now pulled aside we are brought close to God and are participants in the rest of the story. I am glad to be a part of the great mystery, a reveler of its message, and a recipient of its promise. I can't wait to be a part of the final chapter. I'm just saying...

Eph. 3:1-5