For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
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In discussing the crisis of immigrant children at our border, a friend of mine asked the question, "If it weren't a crisis, would we be able to come up with creative solution?" If necessity is, in fact, the mother of invention, then we probably do need a crisis to stir our innovation. I am convinced that creativity is the divine spark in all of us as products of God's creativity. Institutions and governments have a difficult time being creative. They only have the divine sparks because of the individuals that serve within them. Institutions can get bogged down with their internal structures. Individual leaders within small communities can sometimes respond more efficiently and creatively. Creation waits with eager longing for the children of God to show ourselves especially in times of when compassion comes first.
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Stir up your spirit and teach us to love. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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