A pen without a writer is like man without God. Both the pen and man have a purpose to spread the word. They are both instruments through which their masters write their stories.
A common pen is used and discarded when it is no longer needed, but a pen that is carefully crafted will be used as long as it can last. Such a pen must be cared for by it’s master to weather the ages and must be filled time and time again so that the words may come out of it. We are like these instruments as followers of Christ.
God called on Saul (Paul) as an instrument:
“…This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” (Acts 9:15 NIV)
We are God’s chosen instruments also. Though the kind of instrument we are varies according to the gifts God has given us, the purpose is the same.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12:6-8 NIV)
What more purpose then do we have but to spread that Word, the light of the world and the salvation the lost?