Monday, July 15, 2013

What I Learned From The Bible About Writing Part 4: The Black Moment

"Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.
47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”
48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned.49 But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things."
 - Luke 23:44-49

You could argue that the black moment in Jesus' life was the time spent in the Garden of Gethsemane where he sweat drops of blood and asked the Father if He would, 'take this cup'. 

But the true black moment was the moment He died, when it looked like death had been victorious and everything had come to an end. The people watching didn't yet know quite what would happen, maybe they even wondered if it had all been real. 

...until He rose, victorious.

Susan May Warren wrote a fantastic post for My Book Therapy about how to craft your black moment. You can find it here.

Lisa Phillips is a wife and mom of two who writes inspy romantic suspense. Her first book The Ultimate Betrayal will be released summer, 2014 from Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense. You can find her on Twitter @lisaphillipsbks or at

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