SE01 A Million Little WaysDAY 03 - Mark

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From the Book

Every good story begins with the story already happening. So when God said, “In the beginning,” we know that wasn’t the beginning of God. It was the beginning of us. It seems important, then, to consider how he decided to begin the story he’s telling.

In the beginning, God made art. His art marks the foundation of everything we know. The kind of art God makes is not an afterthought or a weekend hobby he does on the side.

God’s art is the starting point for the story of the world.

He spoke the world into being and there was light and dark and elephants and rivers and dirt that I wash from my son’s fingernails. He sopke, and grass came out. He whispered lillies, camels, honeysuckle, and sand. Mountains were shaped by the timbre of his voice, and valleys swooped down low when he finished his sentence.

The first thing we know about God is he made art.

What is the first thing we know about people?

We were made in the image of God.

<A Million Little Ways> Emily P. Freeman p22-23

Ashley's Note

Life is not fair.

It seems that our lives are mostly controlled by certain things that were given to us from the beginning without our consent. Races. Skin colors. Genders. Height. Personalities. Preferences. Genes. Last names. Family history. Oh, the never-dwindling well of insecurities, depression, rage, and every question that starts with ‘Why me?’ There is no one on earth who has never gone through painful experiences emerging from living with unfairness.

But I dare to dream a world where people freely and willingly choose to believe in the existence of God’s art that marks the foundation of everything we are given and are not given. Then we can learn to swim in the ocean that changes every second and appreciate the beauty of ups and downs with confidence that it is God that made our world with His art. Look who is in control. Like Peter who took a step out of a boat with eyes fixed upon Jesus standing on the Sea of Galilee. 

How about you? I want to listen to your dreams. Please do share your stories and become an inspiration for all.

Today's Mission

Write your sentences with today’s expression, ‘mark’. Your sentences don’t need to be long. Just one sentence would be alright. Remember. This place is the place to make mistakes and errors. Have fun!

Due by 5/11 (Wed) 11:59:59 PM

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