Every great and transforming movement in the world’s history was essentially a movement of the Spoken Word.
Jesus and Socrates did not write books although becoming a writer is an awesome profession and one that I am currently working on!
See my previous article on methods for creative writing: Come Experience the Journey with Me: Writing
Apparently, according to my research, there must have been multiple proclamations that were made to announce and record all of Christ’s amazing miracles and teachings.
The greatest fulfillment of prophecy took place when Christ descended from the heavenlies and was born in Bethlehem.
Speaking of Birth, let’s talk about the birth of a beautiful Nation called Jamaica that celebrates their Independence Day in the month of August.
In February 1962, a new Constitution was approved by the Legislature and the Premier Norman Manley called General Elections.
Alexander Bustamante was elected in April and became the first Prime Minister of Jamaica. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica then became an Independent Nation and a member of the British Commonwealth.
This meant that now that Jamaica was an Independent Nation; Britain no longer controlled the affairs of the country. It was now the responsibility of the newly elected Prime Minister and the locally elected Cabinet.
Independence also meant that a Constitution, symbols, emblems, an army, a Jamaican Currency and passports had to be developed for the country. Wow! Talk about a lot of work!
Now as an Independent Nation, Jamaica now assigns Ambassadors overseas who represent the country.
They sign treaties on behalf of Jamaica and become members of various international organizations. This is important, as it gives Jamaica equal rights on various issues relating to international trade, policies and treaties.
Every year on August 6, (previously it was the first Monday in August), Jamaicans celebrate the removal of their dependence on Britain and Britain’s right to control specific functions of the country.
During this time, they will also honor all those persons who were responsible for the transfer of power.
I was also pleased to discover that in October, during their National Heritage Week (third Monday in October), they will also honor their six National Heroes and one Heroine (7 total), in recognition of their contribution to the birth of the Blessed nation called Jamaica.
Research and Publication
The Research and Publications Department has improved the capacity of the Agency to research, produce and update a range of publications that can inform the public in Jamaica and overseas about the policies, programs and institutions of the Government.
See the following link for more information:
So, let’s get back to God’s Creation; in the book of John, Chapter 1, verses 1- 5 it says,
1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Then in verse 14 it continues,
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Can you imagine what that must be like? Can you imagine the Coming of the Kingdom of God?
In the book of Luke, Chapter 17, verses 20-24 it states,
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied,
“The coming of the Kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,
21 Nor will people say, ‘Here it is’ or ‘There it is’ because the Kingdom of God is in your midst.”
22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here He is!’ Do not go running off after them.
24 For the Son of Man in His day will be like the lightening, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.
God created light by His word, therefore we can confidently testify that there is creative power associated with speech.
Do you remember in the book of Genesis how God created man with the force of breath and words? We do indeed serve an imaginative and creative God.
I truly believe that in this modern society in which we coexist, the Holy Spirit will always supply us with direction, guidance and knowledge to carry out His will.
When God speaks, He creates something from nothing. He not only creates, He forms and He transforms!
Remember His first creation of life and beauty was demonstrated in the creation of the world. He then made Adam and Eve (See my previous article, It’s all about Eve, Her Lover and Her Lord for more creative teachings) and placed them in the Garden of Eden.
Between creation and formation, the Lord gives us the option to either accept or reject His Redemptive Plan.
When the Bible said in Romans 8:29 that we are “to be conformed to the image of His Son”, it meant that we are to be fashioned or shaped into the Lord’s likeness.
Everyone of us has a unique personality- each with its own disposition, nature and temperament. I believe that within each person is a constant flow of fresh creativity. See my previous article, Hello…Do what you love. Creat8! Always Creat10.
I believe that when God calls a person to His service, He gives them a unique ministry. Unfortunately, some people find that difficult to understand. Many evangelist and preachers have stood before their mirrors and tried desperately to look, dress, speak and even behave like someone else.
They would go to great lengths to study and imitate that person’s habits, vocal modulation and even their nervous gestures. But how many of you know that God has not called you to be someone else? He has called you to be you! Just like how He has called me to be me.
Flaws and all!
If we’re not careful these types of obsessive behaviors can lead to a form of idol worship. See my previous article: Lucy
As Caribbean individuals we each represent a kaleidoscope of personalities, shapes, colors and unique names.
But my question to you is, whose image do you represent?