Landing on the scorched patch of the dark Earth a divine creature lied writhing in pain, without an understanding of where it was or how it got there.
Only moments ago it stood in a state of bliss and contentment.
Now his eyes opened wide standing naked in front of a dark world full of rage and fear. The Divinity from which he was born began to shrink back as he quickly got dressed and hid, afraid that he would be attacked by the creatures that occupied this dark and terrifying world.
A decision had to be made, as he was not sent to hide from the world but to share the light inside that was a gift. For no other was created in the exact manner that he was. No other experienced the same pains and losses, victories and triumphs that he had, and no other suffered those things in quite the same way as he did.
It was time to make a choice. Risk stepping out and revealing the naked truth and scarred imperfection of the gifts he was given. Or hide them until he passed away from the scary place.
It was a difficult choice, but a choice all the same. And upon further inspection of where he now found himself. The creatures that he was so afraid of and he feared so much were in fact just like him. They only attacked for fear of being attacked. They hid in the Dark like him, for fear of being seen naked and scarred, broken and imperfect.
An amazing thing happened when he stepped out of the dark and began to share his light. He found that he was not attacked but that now, others seeing the light pouring from him, gained the courage to do the same.
The man boldly showing all of his vulnerable spots, changed the world he had been dropped upon. Because he realized that even though the dark was scary and though he was naked and all of his flaws and cracks could be seen, it was only through his broken places that the light was able to shine from him and light the dark and scary world. Now, they all could see. No longer prisoners of the dark and scary world.
Do I share what has so uniquely and honestly be given to me no matter the terror and fear of this world? Or do I shrink back and hide for fear that I will be ridiculed or laughed at or attacked?
Can I make the decision each day in each moment to share the Light that God has put inside me, as It is inside all of us, or will I make the decision to hide the gift only I can bring to the world?
Bring whatever gift you were sent here to bring today. It was Uniquely given to you to Give to the World.
Have a Great, Shiny, Saturday.