This post is not about politics, you may agree or disagree with the presenter of this Ted Talk, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry. Here’s what the Ted Site says about the video.
When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: “Iranians … we [heart] you.” Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message — and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like “Israel loves Iran,” “Iran loves Israel” and even “Palestine loves Israel.”
Whether you agree with his sentiments or not, you can see the power of an image. People who have been at odds for millennia see an image that tells a better story and all of the sudden they want to be a part of the movement. That’s the power of a story and an image. Our creative ideas can make people think. They can change hearts and minds. Now take it a step further and imagine images empowered by the Spirit of God what could happen? I think the possibilities are endless.
So here’s what you need to do? Look for the burden on your heart. I know that sounds churchy, but it’s easy to find. It’s the thing that worries you. The thing that weighs on your mind. The thing you look at and think Someone should really do something about that. That’s your burden. Now take it to God in prayer and ask God to anoint your creativity to the end of making a difference about it. Then and this is really important. Get to work, finish it and ship it. Get it out there in front of as many people as possible. You may just find God will use you to start a movement. At the very least, He will ease your burden and let you know you’ve been faithful. You’ve done something.