Your Handwriting

“Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now" -- Jeremiah 36:2.

The Lord told Jeremiah to write down the things He had said concerning the nations. Since there were no computers or typewriters, it is safe to assume that Jeremiah wrote them in his own handwriting, which is a creative expression common to everyone who knows how to read and write. When children start to learn to write, their efforts are crude, but eventually they work out a style that is unique to them, so much so that handwriting experts can determine later in life if a signature really belongs to a particular person or is a forgery. Did you ever consider that your handwriting style and signature are expressions of your creativity? When you reflect on the process of learning to write, do you see how it emerged over a period of time, and eventually took on your flair and style? What other creative expressions could you have if you took the time to develop them?

Lord, while I have claimed I am not creative, I express my creativity every time I sign a check or write out a grocery list or menu for a special meal. My handwriting is as unique as my fingerprints, and it's something I learned to express over time. I want to know what else is in me that I can learn to express in such a way that others will be able to identify it as something that emanates from me and no one else on earth.


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