THE LETTER "L"

THE LETTER "L"

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

I'm on my way across town, looking forward to engaging with a business mentor, when I find myself behind a "certain" pickup.
It wouldn't have caught my eye except for the fact that it's a 60's model, which I am fond of, and the "CHEVROLET" embossed into its tailgate is faded but for the "L."
The "L" in CHEVROLET for some unknown reason has retained its rich black color and stands out emphatically against the white.
"CHEVROLET" would not be observed but for that "L."
Hmmm ...
Emboldened and resilient, the letter "L" has stood the test of time better than all the other letters in CHEVROLET.
To what might this be accounted for?
The answer is a curious little mystery to the driver behind, and perhaps the right answer escapes, but I think it's worth a creative whirl:
The day the pickup was painted and CHEVROLET was emblazened on the tailgate, the letter "L" looked somehow lighter than the rest.
Someone thought to touch up that particular letter so as to have it blend in with the rest, and in doing so procured its longevity, causing it to be the only letter to stand the test of time.
Mmmm ...
I think God works a lot of "L's" into "CHEVROLET'S" continually.
He capitalizes on the weak letters of our lives and emboldens His "L" for Lordship in our midst. With candor, creativity, and a heavy swoosh of glory highlighting Himself, He plays HImself up and dramatically reveals Himself as the "L" through the owner of "His" vehicle.
The rest of the letters fade out but for the "L" and this is God's doing alone.
He must increase and we must decrease.
The letters which identify us, by name and frame, must fade into oblivion in order that the Lord receives glory from our lives and only He knows how to do this.
 Praise God for the creative, original, artistic bent He imposes into our frail lives.
Praise God for the "L" He emblazens so wonderfully to a watching world.
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The methods God uses to emblazen His glory into our lives is a much greater mystery than the one idling ahead of me.
Why He chooses to work Himself into the "makes and models" of frail humanity is an unaccounted mystery but that He does is the believer's celebratory victory and identity.
The only letter God is concerned about, in the end, is the letter "L."
God's "Lordship" alone.
To Him be all glory.
The letter "L."
Make it your focal point.
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"He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth; He that cometh from heaven is above all."
John 3:30-31