Growing up in a Christian home, you'd expect someone like me to have committed myself to working for God since I was 4 or 5.
But no. I used to think that too.
I was 11 and it was the middle of the night. I was crying and sweating bullets calling out to God to save me. This is the kind of thing I will not be required to explain to a skeptic or somebody who questions why I do thing the way I do. I have never been very open about faith during my life. But this isn't about me.
Let's talk about something else, so there's this guy, Isaiah. A prophet, said to have understood and described the mystery of Jesus. Something people today would never figure out. Isaiah would prophesies the future in such a way that you wouldn't know he was talking about the future. He wrote songs about the revelation songs... I write songs...
I know a little boy at my church, his name is Isaiah, and part of me wonders if he will write song, or poetry praising God along with it.
Let's talk about silver, a metal used as currency, or plates written on in biblical times, and its brother metal gold, is seen in the garden of Eden, where everything was perfect.
Gold is seen as perfection. Heaven paved the streets with it, can you imagine the glory? But no, silver, seen as second place to gold, seen as "not-as-pure". Because silver will tarnish right? I am silver, tarnish is my sin, I will never be gold in this skin.
And Isaiah was silver turned gold by God and now Isaiah, you are on silver, printed with your own words.
Here me now:
Written in Isaiah Chapter 55 verse 9.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts." Says the Lord!
This is not to say that because I am religious that I'm better than anybody. This is to remind myself that I am to be humble, and human, and silver.
Not perfect by any means, but working towards a life I've needed since that night when I was 11.
I am human, and Christian, and nothing can change that. this silver reminds me that I'm not perfect.
This verse reminds me...
That I still have work to do.
I wear a silver ring on my left hand with "Isaiah 55:9" as the inscription.