Dragonborn - From Darkness to Light
by Andrew Nusz
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In each story, the author usually pours himself into the characters without realizing it. If you want to know a person and he or she writes, take a look at what they are writing. Usually you will find very quickly what is on the heart of an individual when you read what has been put to paper or the computer screen.
From early on in life, I had a love for bigger than life stories. Usually, that meant they were not real in any way but in the mind where we imagine. From this realm of fantasy, I could escape real life, the pain of it all that encompassed me. I dove into the stories in order that my heart could focus on something other than the pain that coursed through me day and night. What I discovered though some time later was that I needed an outlet and that outlet I found was in the form of writing.
Thus began my search for Dragonborn. Dragonborn for me was never simply a fantasy story for me to write. It was me portraying myself, understanding what it was that made me angry, sad, or hurt to the extent it brought images of death to mind.
After years of pain, it ended on the day I allowed myself to trust God and lay everything on Him to carry instead of myself. From that day, I made an effort to understand what true love is. At the same time, I saw in me a need to write out what I was experiencing so I could understand it more. Dragonborn was born.
Dragonborn is not the everyday person. They are those who's hearts have been scarred by the past, who's pain runs deep and the only way out is through death or Christ alone. Dragonborn are those in real life I term those who have been abused in any way that causes them to think there is no way out. Dragonborn are those born of the Dragon. At least we think we are. Our whole lives are steeped in sin, wickedness that goes beyond what we think is acceptable so there is no hope left.
From darkness we are born into the world. But if we look to the Son, we are born again into freedom; the freedom of choice, unchained from the prison of sin. I remember the past though. What of it? Should I discard all of what I went through, pretend it never happened and go on?
Or was all this pain we experienced in the past allowed to be placed there for a reason by a loving God? Do I look forward, forgetting that there are others caught up in the world of darkness? Or do I reflect on the past, understanding with empathy, not sympathy and make a stand for Christ as the key to everlasting freedom and love?
I am Dragonborn. Born of sin but free from it's hold. A messenger to the lost following the call of the High Priest, Jesus Christ.
What then is Dragonborn? Dragonborn are those who've been hurt and brought out of darkness by the power of God. The messengers of Christ to a dark world who's inhabitants hate Christ. In reality as in the mind.
I've found it helpful a lot of times simply to sit down and write out my thoughts in prayer and meditation as to what all this means. What is the purpose God sets before me? And for me, in story, I sometimes find the meaning in my somewhat dark portrayal of life in a world of sin void of God. We are a chosen people, (1 Peter 4-5, 9-10) to proclaim the love of Christ, the purpose of life. I've heard it said that sometimes God will bring into our lives trials for specific situations. For me, I went through fire and when I came out was never the same again.
God will give us understanding in ways we may not like but all is for a purpose. We are to touch the world of the unsaved spiritually. Not of ourselves but through God who floods our hearts and souls. But at times it requires a kind of empathy only one who has gone through the same circumstances can have. God will then prepare us in ways we may not like but must go through in order to serve. Nobody ever said Christianity is a simple path to take in life. Instead, it's the hardest for we must allow God to break us to fit His mold. He is the potter, we are the stubborn clay that must be remade.
In the end, we are Dragonborn, the guardians and messengers who are allowed to see through the veil to the spiritual realm others cannot see. We shape the future of history by our actions. If we take no stand, no matter the outcome, we are at fault. It is through prayer and vigilance that determines the hold Satan has on the world. It's all about will. God made us a free people. It's through us the outcome of all things is decided. If the world seems dark, maybe it's because we as Christians really haven't tried to take a stand.
No one is stronger than God. He simply waits to hear from us to pour out His blessings we sometimes forget are ours for the asking.
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Andrew, once again your special way of seeing things has shared a great message. With love, Deb