Windows to Heaven

    Talent amazes me. The dynamic brush strokes that bring a canvas to life, poignant writing, a choreographed symphony, the drama of movies. Someone much smarter than me invented cars, airplanes, televisions, vaccines, the Internet—

 

    Everything we use and appreciate was a concept in someone’s mind before it became a reality. Everything, in fact, was created. Now look in the mirror. Like the treasures that fill our homes and our lives, do we also have a creator? Were we entrusted with a purpose before we were born?

 

    Consider the things man did not—cannot— create. Things that serve an immaculate purpose: sun, rain, trees, oceans, tides—I am part of that creation, a miracle with a distinct purpose. I believe you are too.

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Karyn Cantees Stagg