Today I noticed people getting creative. Children’s author Mo Willems is giving online doodling lessons. I doodled alongside my children, as Mo taught us to draw Gerald, the famous elephant of the Elephant and Piggy books. The five minutes of concentration calmed my brain. I was oddly proud of what I made. And I was happy.
God created out of mud. Jesus put mud on a blind man’s eyes and recreated his world. Today our kids made mud pies and I planted some Zinnia seeds. And it was good.
God is in the creativity. The songs and art and poetry that come out of this time will be breathtaking. So too, in their ways, will be the government programs and church structures and community connections that recreate people’s worlds.
All things will be made new.
Sleep well world. God holds you.