Some years ago I had a picture of a mincer – where meat goes into a revolving contraption and strings of meat comes out.
In my picture the meat was words. Words were going into the mincer and coming out re-written. The words turned into people; lives being re-written, re-directed after going into the mincer.
Words are very important. Words affect lives.
Words were going into the mincer – stuff that was familiar – stuff that was already done; old wine! The words were re-jiggled and coming out in a different order.
When God speaks, things happen! (Gen 1) The word spoken is the start of things happening.
The words changed to people – people going in the mincer. A transformation took place. Individuals were changed. People were being made into a team – the effect that the words were having.
Channelling words; channelling people!
Words are powerful. They have an effect. Be a Word Crafter. Words affect lives. Take your writing seriously!
That was a thought for me personally, and now I have shared it with you, but I want to go further. These thoughts and ponderings came from a picture. All I had at the start was a picture – not a lecture – not a speaker. It was up to me to ponder the picture.
Do you get this? Are you someone who thinks in pictures?
The Bible is full of pictures: the potter and the clay, the mustard seed…. You could easily explore the pictures that are described. Pictures speak. I had some pretty profound thoughts from a mincer!
The idea behind thInkBlotis a blog of pictures. Do you have a picture in mind that has carried a message for you? Could you give us a sketch of a picture in the Bible, with the reference? Would you like to submit a picture and even offer a comment on what it means to you?
Anyone can have a picture. They may not be artists. Consequently, thInkBlot is not about skilled artwork. Just give us the outline – the doodle!
Let’s ponder a pic!