This is by one of our members, Jackie Scott. Thanks to her for writing and allowing us to post.
Last Sunday we heard a sermon on Epiphany and were asked what gifts would we bring since that is the “season” in church. That same service I was installed and ordained to be an elder in our church. So I started thinking about my gifts and what I could bring to the table. I started thinking “What are my gifts?” As I was driving to and from work and listening to my iPod, I listened to One Day by Matisyahu. Matisyahu is a Hasidic Jew who sings reggae styled songs. Part of his song One Day caught my attention and made me think of the Christian time of Epiphany.
Here are the lyrics:
Sometimes I lay under the moon/ And I thank God I’m breathin’/ Then I pray don”t take me soon/ ‘Cause I am here for a reason/ Sometimes in my tears I drown/ But I never let it get me down/ So when negativity surrounds/ I know someday it’ll all turn around because/ All my life I been waitin’ for/ I been prayin’ for, for the people to say/ That we don’t want to fight no more/ They’ll be no more wars/ And our children will play, one day – One Day by Matisyahu
It’s amazing no matter what that I’m breathing. I am here for a reason as the song says. I think sometimes our gifts are overwhelming and cause us to drown in tears. While other times, not being able to find our gifts can possibly cause us to drown in our tears. Until recently I didn’t think I had the talents to be on our session. With some people who believed in me, TA DA, here I am. I didn’t think that I would be as good as I am with my kids at school. Yet, the kids I work with love me and respond to me very well. I’m now a believer that you find talents you never thought you had at various times in your life.
What’s your hidden talent? Have you found it? Or did it find you?