I have heard it said that quietness and solitude are necessary for creativity. In the midst of our current social isolation, perhaps we will tap into our creative natures. I have already seen examples of this on social media—Italians singing to, and with each other from the windows of their apartment homes, and musicians playing the same song together—from a distance.
On a news program, a father of five talks about his new daily routine that allows his children to have structure, learning, fun, and connection even though they are isolated at home. Grandparents are playing games with their grandchildren via Skype and ending with a screen kiss. This is an unusual time in all of our lives. We find ourselves with time on our hands, either alone, with our partner, or with family—at home.
We have a choice to make. We can complain, worry, and become depressed as we count our losses and inconveniences, or we can choose to see purpose in this season. In the quietness, we are better able to hear the gentle whisper of God’s voice, the sounds of His creation, and the stirrings of our own soul.
May your choice be a creative one!
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1—3 (KJV).