Minor characters are always an interesting part of stories. According to learn.lexiconic.net, minor characters “serve to complement the major characters and help move the plot events forward.”
A story doesn’t focus on a minor character. At least, they can’t do so for long before we would no longer see such a character as a minor character, but a major character. And that does happen – there are plenty of stories where seemingly minor characters later change key and turn into major characters. But that’s just it – they are no longer minor characters. They have become key components to the story, thus turning themselves into major characters, and foregoing their previous title. So, inevitably, there are always minor characters in stories.
And that’s okay. One story really shouldn’t make every single character a major character, because as readers we couldn’t follow such a story. It would be completely confusing, massive, and insane.
But what about God’s story? And, to get the heart of this post, what kind of character do you think you are in God’s story? Are you a minor or a major character?
Let me answer that for you – you are not a minor character. You are a major character.
Not only did God specifically make you, but He didn’t make you as a minor character. God created you, long before you were alive, to be in His story. And all of God’s characters in His story are very, very important to Him:
O Lord, You have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
For You formed my inward parts;
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in Your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-16
God has no minor characters.