I was reminded recently that God is the great creator. He made the heavens and the Earth, the stars, the plants animals and he made man. But – and this is where we all need to pay attention – when he made us, when he made man, OK and women, he made us in HIS image.
God created us to be like him.
He’s given us all the ability to create like He does. Obviously on a much lower scale but we do create. We create art, music, architecture, movies, cars and machines – just to name a few.
While I was thinking about this ability “to create” something struck me that humbled me and quite frankly, scared the crap outa me and, if you write it should scare you too.
Everything God created He spoke into existence.
We all know that right?
Genesis 1:3 says “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
He said it.
Have you figured out why or how that humbled me, why I think each and every writer needs to take a few moments and feel a bit humbled themselves?
The gift I have been given, the skill I am trying to cultivate and develop to further God’s kingdom is the very tool he used to start, well, everything.
In a matter of speaking God was the first writer and he’s passed that on to us. The way I use words to paint pictures, stir laughter or draw attention to something is the same way God created the world around us.
Now, if that does not humble you I am not sure you’re paying attention.
Looking at my writing in this frame almost makes want to quit. How can I possibly dare to try to outdo the Lord? Where do I get off having the audacity to compare these pitiful little posts to all of creation?
Well, I am not comparing them to the level of creation – at least I am not trying to. I mean God’s given us all different gifts,
different abilities and I recognize that God has given me the ability to write well.
It’s the skill he chose to give me to communicate thoughts and ideas. To point to him and not to myself.
I struggle at times with the thought that God could use me and the words I write to glorify himself.
Mere words. Or are they?
When I think of the importance that the word “word” takes on in the Bible it make me tremble with anticipation. How “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
With this, I begin to see that I have not just been given a gift. No, it’s not just an ability. It is a responsibility.
This “ability” I have, that many people have is far more important than I used to think.
And that is humbling.