Like many others I’ve been glued to this, all week. Even though I missed a couple of the semi~finals I still followed the events on the Internet. I was so pleased when George Sampson won as I think it was thoroughly deserved, but I was equally impressed at the sportsmanship shown when the voting was announced.
The maturity of George in trying to console Andrew Johnson who came third was a wonder to behold in such a young lad, and then the way in which Signature honoured George by declaring he was a worthy winner after they lost out to him was magnificent. It was true sportsmanship from all concerned.
It reminds me of how we’ve all got talents and yet so often we either don’t use them or think that ours are far better than anyone elses to the detriment of what they bring. We’ve got skills ranging from art, to singing, to dancing, to administration, finance, throughout society. God has given to this world what it needs to be a better place and as 1 Corinthians 12 reminds us they are all needed. Corinthians talks about using talent to build up the body of Christ, and in so doing we build each other up. It lists the spiritual gifts needed but so often we neglect what we are given, for if God has truly given all manner of gifts then they are important.
Perhaps we need to recognise that `the world’s got talent !` and rejoice in it. As the Message Bible says, “The variety is wonderful” Whats your gift/talent ??