Sharpe is no ordinary boy. With his special gifts of observation and a
keen eye for details, he notices everything. This includes the color of
people’s teeth, the size of their shoes, where they bought their socks,
and, in the case of ladies’ hats, the color of the feathers and what
type of bird supplied each one. But the thing that really makes Griffin
unique is not his talent.
It’s his faith in God, his
humility and his compassion for others.
Griffin’s uncle, Rupert
Snodgrass, the resident at 221 “A” Baker Street, is intensely jealous
over his next-door neighbor, Sherlock Holmes.
When Griffin comes to live with
his grumpy uncle, he’s confronted right away by Rupert’s bad attitude
about everything. Rupert doesn’t believe in God. He thinks that the
world is a cruel place. He hates that he’s not handsome or blessed with
a great personality.
And Rupert hopes more than
anything else that his incredible inventions will help him gain fame
and fortune … especially if they help him beat Sherlock Holmes at
solving a mystery.
With his inventions, Rupert has
often come close to solving a mystery, but he hasn’t been successful in
putting the pieces in the right order. Have you ever felt like that?
That you have a really good idea or are really close to solving a
problem and somebody beats you to it? I know I have.
Rupert. He’s miserable because he thinks that by becoming successful he
will find happiness.
Isn’t that the way it is
sometimes? When we seek our own glory, we often come up short.
Sometimes we even meet our goal but then find that we’re still empty
inside. Usually this is because we were hoping that by becoming
popular, famous, or successful, we will find happiness waiting there
But God made us different. What
Griffin understands is that by seeking God and putting Him first in our
lives, we can find true happiness and contentment. Jesus taught us to
do the opposite
what people think is right. Rather than focusing on
ourselves, we should focus on other people’s needs. It’s only then that
we can truly find joy.
Place Like Holmes,
Griffin Sharpe wants to help the innocent victims and bring comfort to
those who are hurting. He doesn’t want any attention for himself and
even tries to keep the newspapers from recording his name. He humbly
uses his talent as an act of service to God, and it’s his kind heart
that eventually wins even his hard-hearted uncle’s affection.
It’s why he’s called, “The World’s Most Secret Detective,” because to
Griffin, all the glory belongs to God. So even though Griffin Sharpe is
tremendously gifted, it really isn’t the gift itself that matters.
It’s how he chooses to use it.