If you want to see the creativity of God, lead a small group. And if you truly want to learn to appreciate the grandeur, the artistic fine print, of God, listen to your small group. It’s almost like watching a room full of painters at their easels and with every word, expression, volume change, another stroke of color is added. Some leave more white space, and some fill their entire canvas within minutes, but all of them reflect the life they’ve lived and the Creator that is at work in them.
Or maybe music is your medium. Having played in an orchestra many years ago, as well as many bands (both worship teams and R-n-R bands), you come to appreciate the tone, the tenor, the volume, the character of each instrument as it contributes to the whole. Sure, some instrumentalists, some painters take a more chaotic approach to their expression, but still who can’t learn to appreciate Radiohead or a Jackson Pollock? Indeed, there’s gold in them there hills, if you’re up to the mining.
So, next time you’re with a small group, listen, watch, take in all the beauty that is the human expression and celebrate the creativity that God has brought to your life.