CW2: You Are the Blank of the World

I realize that this assignment was to take a more “modern” approach to Matthew 5:14-16.  However, light and salt have two very important things in common: they both enhance something (be it sight or taste), and they are both necessary to life.  They are both life and part of what makes life pleasant.  I felt that these two things were vital to any true metaphor for Christians.  So, while I tried to pick metaphors that are unique and do not appear in the Bible, I also tried to pick metaphors that are both pleasurable and necessary – things which point to something or Someone still more pleasurable and more necessary.

~

Bees

You are the bees of the world.  A bee’s buzzing cannot be muffled.  One does not put a bee in a jar, but in the garden, where the bee can fly around and pollinate all of the plants.  Buzz around and pollinate the garden, then, so that men may see your industry and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

~

Wind

You are the wind of the world.  Wind cannot be bottled up.  One does not capture the wind, but lets it change weather, blow away bad smells, carry pollen, and whistle in trees according to the Father’s will.  Blow on, then, wind, so that men may hear your mighty voice and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

~

Clouds

You are the clouds of the world.  Clouds cannot be hidden.  One does not catch a cloud and contain it, but allows it to water the earth with rain, or shield it from sun, or glow with the beauty of the sun.  Float high, then, you clouds, so that men may see you and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

~

Water

You are the water of the world.  An ocean cannot hide.  One does not set water on a shelf to look at it, but drinks it to hydrate their body.  Hydrate well, then, so that men may quench their thirst and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

~

Fungus

You are the fungus of the world.  Fungus grows in all sorts of unlikely places, and it cannot be hidden.  Your job is vital.  Decompose the garbage of this world, then, so that men may see your diligence in doing your dirty job, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

~carreen a

Advertisements

4 Comments Add yours

  1. amberroo says:

    I love the bees! “Buzz around and pollinate the garden. . .” so true of how we are always to be spreading the Love of God, even if we have other purposes in mind (like a bee is really gathering honey, not purposely pollinating….). Very creative and original – Good job!

  2. I have to say, i never would have thought of fungus of the world, but i think it’s a really good image. Nobody takes much notice of it, but it’s important to the earth. It put it into a new sort of perspective for me.

  3. Janis Gaines says:

    HI Careen —

    Do you mind if I share this post as an example for future CW students?

    ~ Ms. G

    1. carreena says:

      Hi Ms. Gaines,

      Of course you can…please use whatever you need to! I’m honored by the request. Hope you are doing well! I miss being in your class, I’ll have to drop in sometime during Blair’s class to say hello. =)

write on a balloon...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s