it spilled out of the overfull drawer unexpectedly when I opened it, catching me off guard, taking me by surprise. Glitter floated in the air, as it made its way downward, coating everything in its path, until everything in the immediate area had been littered with glitter (which I call glitterized)
Glitter is the answer to many mistakes. glitter turns the plain into the fancy, the ordinary into the extraordinary, the dull into the dazzling, the gloomy into the glowing, the mundane into the magical, and on and on it could go . . . glitter glamorizes the unglamorous,
glitter can be dispensed from a shaker like salt and pepper, becoming a seasoning of sorts, just not for food – glitter is a seasoning for the eyes – a visual seasoning adding sparkle and light to any object. Glitter is not just for craft projects either, glitter is used on clothes, shoes, purses etc. to add glamour and glitz to what we are wearing.
when something seems to be missing from whatever it is you might be making – whether a simple poster or an intricate designer object of art – when in doubt – apply glitter liberally – glitter seems to make up for what is missing – going above and beyond by even improving upon the original.
now in 1 Peter 4:8, I read, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
there it is – the secret remedy I’ve been searching for – it’s love -love is the glitter of life!
love covers just like glitter covers – love makes things beautiful – love makes the unbearable, bearable – love heals over hurts and mends my mistakes
just how important is love? love is essential, not optional according to 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 13, which tells me, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. . . . And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
today’s spilled glitter reminds me that when I feel something’s missing from my life, that things are not quite right – it is love that is missing. And it is love that God’s word says will cover the multitude of my daily mistakes. How happy that makes me! I can lavish love like glitter over everything and it changes everything.
The reason I am able to spread love lavishly around is because I have first received it from my Heavenly Father. “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, (me) that we (I) should be called children of God! And that is what we (I) are (am)!” (1 John 3:1)
I am not the greatest artist or maker of things, so an infinite supply of glitter would come in very handy. Likewise, I need access to an infinite supply of love with which to cover my multitude of mistakes. Fortunately, my supplier (my Heavenly Father) has an infinite supply of love for me, so I need never run out.
this infinite supply enables me to carry out His command, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
glitter is great but . . . “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
sincerely, Grace Day