Human creativity is a wonderful gift. it started in the poetry of Eden and will last until the great drama of the new creation. We all have a share in this creativity, whether we design software, paint, teach, cook, garden, farm or give birth to children. Nothing can stop us from being creative. Our creativity marks us out as being made in the image of a creative God. Today as we celebrate our harvest it is a further example of how we interact with God and His creation and how He provides and blesses us through creation. But technology and the On-line world threaten to remove younger generations further and further from the world around them.
This week a class from Norton and Rode school federation have enjoyed ‘Tasting the Harvest’ by going to a local potato farm and learning about the whole process from sowing the seed, to harvesting the potato and even to eating the potato! A picture of the event (not the children) has been placed on Hardington Vale Facebook to celebrate this event.
Facebook, emails, tweeting etc are wonderful forms of communicating to the wider community what we are doing. But like all these things we need to handle these mediums wisely and carefully. As Paul wrote in Philippians always thinking about ‘whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.’ Philippians 4 v 8.
There is so much misuse of the internet, with bullying and abuse so common, Christians have an opportunity to stand out as those who write and post with care and have a different standard of online behaviour after the manner of Christ. Check your internet/Facebook/tweeting etc use this week – does it reflect Jesus?