“Let there be light!”
I have always LOVED these words from the opening pages of the Bible, where God created the world. I LOVE the way the Bible described how He did it. We are told that God created with words. He spoke, and He created…
I believe that which sets us apart from other living creatures, is our ability to create. We were created by a creative God, and so we have a desire, a need, to create. Among other things, I believe those opening pages of the Bible tells us that our words also have the power to create.
Our words have the power to heal, to bring peace, to encourage, to inspire, to build up. They also have the power to hurt, to make war, to discourage, to put down, to tear apart. It is up to us how we want to use our words. Do we want to create? or destroy?
One of the wonderful thing about the process of creating is that you never know what the final product will look like and how far your creative efforts will impact others. Each time I write a song, or pen an essay, or perform on stage, I breathe a silent prayer that the creative life force, the positive energy will reach much further than what our eyes can see, touching places in people hearts deeper than we can imagine…
My friends and I have been preparing for the show on Dec 14 at the Richmond Hill Free Methodist Church. If you have been to our shows before, you know my friends are all wonderful musicians and I am looking forward to performing with them again! The past few nights I have been working hard on my own, getting out the good ol’ metronome, practicing on my instrument, memorizing the lyrics, working on my voice (Yes Bean! I have been doing homework!! You should be so proud ) But what drives me is not just the process of putting together the performance. Rather, it is that wonderful unknown whenever we engage in works of creation, working with the original Creator, wondering what will fill the blank: “Let there be ________!!”
I wonder what will fill the blank on Dec 14… I know it will be a wonderful night. We hope to see you there!
Here is the Facebook event page for the show: https://www.facebook.com/notes/#!/events/760627823963340/