Today, James reminds us that the Word of God was written ultimately by God. People played a part, but it is the word not of men but of God. Our lives are kind of like a book, one that is being written every day. It is tempting to think we are the writers, that we fashion our own story. And we do play a part. But it’s helpful to remember from time to time that God is the author. In the ups and the downs, he is there.