Original art by Paul T. Boecher©
Shrek said it best when he said, “Ogres are like onions. They have lots of layers.” or something like that. Taking that statement one step further we all have many layers. That’s the way God made us.
When I’m teaching my young acting students how to develop a character, I ask them to look at all the facets of their character’s make up. We aren’t happy all the time. We react to things in life in a variety of ways. We show different sides of our personality and unless you’re Dr. Jekyl, you have way more than two of them.
Our inner workings are so complex that even the best the medical profession has to offer is amazed at the intricacies of the human body. The complexity of the brain can hold and transmit as much information as the best computer. Even with all our current medical knowledge, there is still much to learn about the brain. That grey matter holds many secrets and really great strides have not yet been made in the treatment of mental illness.
God made us in such a way, that everything within us works together. Jesus referred to the church as the body of Christ. We all have a different function in the process of living. We need to work together in order to exist.
Praise God for so fearfully and wonderfully making each and everyone of us in a unique and special way. Each layer is perfectly designed to contribute to the makeup of His kingdom. Thank Him for making you a part of that. Use your gifts and talents to serve Him and share the wonderful news of His salvation.