Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
John 21:25 (NIV)
The Lionel Gelber Prize is a literary award for English non-fiction books on foreign policy. Founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber, the prize awards “the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues.” A prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Since the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg back in the 15th century, books have been published. These days, whether print or digital, books remain incredibly popular. In Canada alone, last year almost 15,000 books were published. Which makes what John 21:25 says amazing: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” Christians love the Gospels – in them we read the stories of Jesus – His life, His relationships, His teaching, His crucifixion and resurrection. Students of God’s Word spend their entire lives pouring over the life of Jesus. What John says at the end of his Gospel is that so much more could have been written. This isn’t surprising since Jesus is the Creator of all things. I am so glad that we will have an eternity with Him to get to know Jesus better and better. He will never run out of stories and we will never run out of questions for Him. Imagine – an eternity to get to know Jesus more. That sounds like heaven to me.
These have been words from the heart.