SPRING FORTH NOW 2023
Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name. He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”
Isaiah 49:1-3 (NIV)
God has chosen you and me to Share His splendor with all creation. God is the Creator of all things, and among all of His creation, He made us to reveal His splendor so that all would praise Him. Praise is to give thanks and show gratitude for who God is, and the more we allow the God who is to drive our lives, our narratives, toward the fulfillment of His promises for our life and life more abundantly, the more we showcase His splendor. You and I have a Most Favored Status because whatever is going on in our lives is God’s opportunity to be showcased, to Share with all His magnificent features and qualities, the very splendor of God Himself.