Three Things I Learned from a Box of Crayons


It’s easy to see the hand of God in many things if you are looking for it. The other day I came across a container that was filled with crayons…lots of crayons. What could God possibly say through a box of crayons? I’m so glad you asked! Let me give you three things:

1-broken crayons still color
You’ve probably heard this saying before. A broken crayon does not lose its purpose…it can still color. In fact it doesn't matter what part of it you break…it still works. You may need to strip back a layer of its skin but it will work. People are the same. You never lose your value and no matter how much life tries to break you, you still have value. You were made to color!

2-diversity is beautiful
So many colors and shapes makes for a beautiful picture of the diversity of the human race and how we all look the best when we come together to bring color to the world. 

3- crayons can color from both ends
Too often we think that we are too young or too old to be useful. Young people think they need more experience before they chase their dream. And seniors feel like that ship has sailed and its too late. The beauty is that whether you are at one end of the age chart or the other, YOU are still well able to bring your unique color to the world.


So there you have it…God speaking through a box of crayons. WE are those crayons, colorful, all different and all brilliant when we are put together and allowing ourselves to be used by Him. There are no excuses…you can still color! I wonder what you are going to create now!