Hey Dead Sea, Call Me!
I have a story to tell you,
The Sea of Galilee is in Northern Israel along the border with Syria. The Sea of Galilee was where Jesus told the disciples to cast their fishing nets into the sea and they were barely able to bring all of the fish into the boat (John 21:1-10). It’s main source of water is the Jordan River. The Jordan River also drains the Sea of Galilee to Southern Israel and leads to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has no outlet streams. The water that flows into the Dead Sea has no way to leave. It is called the “Dead” Sea because its very high salinity inhibits plants and larger organisms from growing there.
The Sea of Galilee, which has a strong inlet and outlet, is a thriving area of growth. The Dead Sea only has a strong inlet and only microorganisms can survive there.
This phenomena can be such a strong comparison to our lives. It is not enough to receive, we must also share/express/fellowship with those around us. The easy analogies are losing your temper after getting upset for months with something you haven’t “gotten off your chest.” If you don’t tell you doctor about that pain in your back, she will never know to treat it. These are the easy analogies. Don’t be like the dead sea, let the bad stuff flow out of you sooner than later. Do it before you kill all the plants around you.
Lately I have been blessed with a similar comparison but with a twist. We have begun to kick off a few new projects at Wearrative and with that I have had to expose myself more and more to the feedback of others who I don’t really know but who I know to have great value in achieving our goals. Putting yourself out there can be hard! Yet, what I have found over and over is that the feedback of others has been accelerating and amplifying. Not only has it been wonderful to find new outlets of creativity, but watching others enjoy it and build it up along with us has been even better. I have been able to live like the Sea of Galilee in creating outlets, but also to be amplified by the stories others take away from the experience.
Not only can I thrive by creating more outlets, I can thrive by watching life grow along those outlets as well. It’s a double positive (which doesn’t make a negative)!!
So, hey, Sea of Galilee, let’s work together on your storytelling and then sit back and watch the magic unfold. Have your people call my people. Wait, you don’t have people, because they can’t live in water that is 10 times saltier than the ocean. Ok, well, I’ll swing by.
Here is to great stories,