God’s Greatness revealed through Speech and Poetry
If I were to ask a student how God’s greatness is revealed to them through speech and/or poetry, I would receive a wide eyed look of fear and witness a physical body slumping. That student would immediately be thinking “No way! It can’t be that time of year.” The dreaded speech writing and poetry memorization of second term!
The gift of language and communication is a tool we use as believers to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Mark 16:15 “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation’.” The gift of language and communication is a tool we use to create and sustain community and fellowship with believers. Phil 1:5,6 “because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that your partnership in the faith may become effective as you fully acknowledge every good thing that is ours in Christ.” The gift of language and communication allows us to praise and worship God. Rom 15:6 “so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Writing and memorizing a speech is a long and arduous task! Students are asked to think of an interesting subject and write about it. Students take God’s gifts of experiences, reflection and knowledge to develop a story that is worthy of sharing. Students employ God’s gifts of memorization and courage to present their speeches to familiar and unfamiliar audiences. What may begin as a laborious task, ends with an experience of acquiring a deeper experience of what is in, and of, God’s vast creation. As believers, we learn more about different aspects of God’s character, imagination and creativity. In this knowledge, we are blessed with a deeper understanding of God’s greatness.