My work-in-progress novella, The Healer of Istagun, has a few themes. Here are some quotes to explain them!
Theme: God heals our wounds through His blood.
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” ~ Isaiah 53:4-5
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD” ~ Jeremiah 30:17
“Christ is the Good Physician. There is no disease He cannot heal; no sin He cannot remove; no trouble He cannot help.” – James H. Aughey
“But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” – Malachi 4:2
Theme: He strengthens us through His sacrifice.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 ESV
If it doesn’t cost you anything, what is there to gain? – Grace Caylor
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” – Ephesians 2:13
Theme: Love is sacrifice.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8
“Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.” — Tim Hetherington
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13