Each of us has a story to tell. We may not be able to articulate it into words, but the story is there all the same. Very few of us have been blessed with the gift of writing it down in a way the world might understand, but the story is not limited by words. It can be expressed in many ways. So the question I put to all of you, my dear readers, is how will you show the world your story?
Will you compose us a song? Put it to string or key? Will you sing it A Capella and allow your crystal notes to raise goose flesh on our skin? Will there be words that are simple but hold meaning so profound they take our breath away?
Perhaps you are not musically inclined and your work is with wood. Once upon a time there was a carpenter that had a story to share with the world. Will you craft us a table with exquisite detail and structural integrity? Or maybe a shelf to hold books that contain someone else’s stories? Will the grain of the wood speak to your unyielding patience and care? Or will my finger catch a splinter from rough edges? Is your story chaotic or smooth, dear reader?
Maybe you are not “creative” by the standards of society. Maybe you will rebuild a 350 engine block and when the ignition turns over for the first time, I will hear the sweet purr of a well oiled machine…a modern marvel.
The point of today’s post is for us all to examine the many gifts God grants us to share our story with the world. Have no doubt that baking a perfect pie crust is just as worthy of praise as writing a novel. Men have fallen in love over perfect pie.
I happen to think for a Christian, telling our story is an extension of worship. It reflects HIM weaved deeply into the fiber of our beings, displayed for the world in so many different ways. And truly, how can we not want to show that story to the whole world in the most effective way possible? Find your gift/s and tell us your story, dear friends, and may you find contentment in it.
2 Peter 1:2-4 (KJV)
2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
To each of you I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. I pray all of you find joy and contentment. Please know that your support has been a true blessing in my life and I thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to hear a Crazy-Hair babble. God bless you.
Peace, love and God’s will.