Our Chance to Create Beauty

(A Million Miles, pt. 3)

I follow the sun.

Even now, I’ve positioned the couch in front of the window where the sunlight filters in. It’s probably cold outside, but I can’t know that when I’m soaking in the light. And I’m perfectly fine with that.


This next quote harkens back to Genesis 1, where we are told to fill the earth and subdue it. That verse is taken from that context and applied to our lives, our stories. It’s optimistic and encouraging, and invites me into the vast world of possibility.

“If I have a hope, it’s that God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story, and put us in with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say, ‘Enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you.'”

(Miller, 59)

Creation. This post isn’t aimed to debate / explain the origin of the world. But let’s suspend any disbelief for five minutes and think about this for a second.

IF we really were created by God, written by Him in His image within this beautiful place we call earth, don’t you think we would have the ability – to some extent – to create our own realities?

Now, obviously we can’t control life. But we absolutely can control our responses to circumstances. This makes all the difference. We can create beauty within our lives.

The idea of an all-powerful God creating humanity and giving us the beauty of the rest of creation, and the ability to mold it and work with it…it’s a ravishing story.

We matter.

Look at life. No matter how bleak it gets, there is still beauty. We create beauty. We are given raw materials called circumstances, and are presented with the power to change and create.

What will you do with your circumstances?


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