As I mention in “A Reader’s Questions” in the back of If Only for This Life, I omitted any mention of Jesus in the original Streiker Saga (Streiker’s Bride, Streiker the Killdeer, and Streiker’s Morning Sun) in order to not confuse the analogy I was trying to make: Streiker represents Christ and Adair represents a Christian. But too many readers could not get past this omission to enjoy the story. So I began to seriously rethink that.
Those who pray in the story petition Jesus, but it’s Streiker who responds or not, sometimes through his agent (and Spouse) Adair. Because she always and only acts according to his directives, he endows her with capabilities beyond the likes of Sammy, who’s still struggling with obedience. Just imagine Sammy given the ability to pop into a TV commercial in Mike or Pruett’s house. (!!) Adair can get away with it because, even though it scares Sammy witless, Marni gets the message! Although I bet it was Adair’s idea, it served Streiker’s purpose--as did her leading the TV news crews on a wild goose chase.
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Previous posts in this series:
What have I done to Adair?
Why I used Catholic examples in If Only for This Life