“Hey Mom, this woman writes the greatest vampire novels of all time. People have made movies out of her novels. I love her vampire stories, but it turns out she now has given it all up to write about Jesus.”
I received the above email from one of my sons referring to Anne Rice. It is thrilling to hear that Anne Rice is now writing about and for Jesus and not vampires. My son knew that I would not be thrilled if it were “Anne Rice giving up Jesus and writing for vampires.”
I am thinking Anne has surely flipped with such a flip from Vampires to Jesus.
Vampire, a European folklore and Jesus Christ, God – both are suffering men- one (vampire) claiming to exist eternally and one (Jesus) who does exist Eternally. One (vampire) taking the life of others, while the other, (Jesus) giving life to others. Blood is the issue in both stories, while one (vampire) is said to take a human’s blood by force and drinking it while taking the human’s life. Jesus gave His own Blood freely and died on an old rugged cross so Anne and others could have life and have it Blissfully Eternally as well.
As we can well see one, (vampire) is fiction and the other One (Jesus) is real and He still lives and He is still giving Eternal Life just as He has for Anne Rice. Remember He will do the same for you!!!
Anne may have put us in fear of being bit by long pointed canine teeth and giving us sleepless nights after reading or seeing her thrillers. While it seems now that Anne has been smitten by the power of the Holy Spirit and leaves us to wonder how many sleepless nights The Spirit gave her.
We wish Anne well in her new business venture and Faith and pray that she does as much or more for Jesus as she has for vampires.