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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Week Three: Anita Higman

A Supernatural Embrace


 “. . .The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork.”  Psalms. 19:1 (KJV)


I believe the first verse in Psalms 19 is a special one for writers to ponder as well as all those who are creative at heart just as David was in the Old Testament. The scripture reads, “The heavens declare the glory of God;…’ Even though there are many excellent reasons to be a writer, hopefully proclaiming God’s glory is the primary impetus in what we do. Even though many of us write in different genres, by the very act of using our gift as He has instructed us, gives Him glory. Think of it. We’re making a glorious declaration along with all the heavens. We certainly are in good company as we declare His majesty.

The second part also has meaning for us as wordsmiths. It reads, “…and the firmament showeth his handywork.” I see
this revealing a facet of God’s brilliant character. He is not
only a God of mercy, love, and justice, but He is indeed an artistic Being as well. He made the lofty peaks, cuddly koala bears, lacy snow and iridescent feathers, the gossamer dress of an iris, sunsets of amethyst, and the entire vast cosmos. Enough magnificence to take our breath away daily. Taking a reflective and genuine notice of these wonders is like a supernatural embrace from the Designer Himself.

What an awesome reality to be made in the image of this imaginative and artistic God. And as Christians, we’ll have an
intimate relationship with this boundlessly inventive and luminous
God for all eternity. For those who are creative at heart like David, these truths can and should play a part in our daily motivation and inspiration.

Award-winning author, Anita Higman, has thirty-four books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She has been honored as a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston. She’d love for you to visit her website at

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