LOOKING FOR A SPARK

April 28, 2017

I like to watch movies that make me feel.

Gifted, today at the movies, a story of a man raising his genius niece, trying to give her a normal life that her genius mom didn’t get to live, trying to find a balance between “her gift”, her purpose, and her happiness.

The Hollars, tonight on television, a story of a family, struggling with commitment issues, and the understanding of love, coming together to deal with the brain tumor discovered in the matriarch of the family.

It turns out, I usually doze off during action movies, but give me a movie that is well written and real, and you’ve got me.

After Gifted, I couldn’t even finish a sentence without breaking up a little.

I am beginning to understand this “image of God” concept.

Inside each human is a creative personality, placed there, lovingly, by the original Creator.

Some people spend their lifetimes, convinced that they are not the creative type, convinced that their deficits outweigh any strength they may have.

But everybody has a gift.

The image of God.

To create.

To find truth.

To solve problems.

To love.

Sometimes we don’t see the image, because the darkness obscures our sight.

The image is built into the original design.

But, the life, the power that fuels the image, the creative ability, to its maximum effect, has to be there.

It must be added to the design, in order for the design to function as it was designed.

Even if it is only a tiny spark.

The spark of life, that is the real gift. The ability might be what the world notices.

But the spark is what fuels it, carries it, elevates it.

When I see this spark in others, it increases the fire in me.

I am learning to look for that spark.

When I cannot see the spark, I just want to share some of my embers.

It’s not for me. It’s for you.

So you can use and enjoy that incredible gift you were given, be a light shining in darkness.

“God has given us eternal life

And this life is in His Son.

He who has the Son, has life.

He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

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