Virtuoso

4 12 2008

    

He is the ultimate virtuoso.

    

Every sunset reflects His glory. Every waterfall proclaims His power. Every whisper of wind reveals His heart.

    

Virtuoso.

    

His delight is to create beautiful and wondrous and complex people, animals, natural phenomenons and whatever else He pleases! He delights in Himself and the good He’s created, not in a prideful way as we would, but in the sheer joy that such a thing has been created!

    

A. W. Tozer in his book “Attributes of God” says “God is not only pleased with Himself, delighted with His own perfection and happy in His work of creating and redeeming, but He is also enthusiastic.” Tozer says later, “This infinite God is enjoying Himself. Somebody is having a good time in heaven and earth and sea and sky. Somebody is painting the sky.”

    

Miraculous as it seems, this massive idea clicked for me. As a writer, I am delighted when I reread what I’ve written and feel emotion, when I am in the scene and am drawn into the characters and their lives, when I create a story that leaves me thinking–in other words, when it’s good. When it’s done right.

    

It doesn’t matter if no one else ever reads it. I have joy because by some miracle something truly good has been created. Inanimate dots and squiggles have come to life, with color and texture and personality!

    

This is my driving force, those rare moments when it clicks. When it works. Great though they are, admiration and commendation aren’t enough to drag me back to the difficult scene. It has to be this Divine desire, planted in my soul, for creativity, wonder, beauty and perfection.

    

It must run in the family. What a wonder that we are His finest creation!

    

“This heart is your instrument and this life is your song, Virtuoso!” David Phelps

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