Creativity is a Reflection of the Character of God

From the opening pages of Scripture, we encounter God’s creativity in action. With the words, Let there be light, the poem of creation unfolds as light gives way to time, oceans and mountains form, galaxies are set in motion, and the earth is filled with birds, fish, and every creature imaginable. But God is not finished creating. God decided that He wanted His image to populate the earth. He created people in His image to take care and develop His magnificent creation. Humans are unique in that we reflect God in how we interact with each other and the world around us. That interaction includes God’s creativity. We may not form mountains and oceans, but we create art and music, build cities, solve problems, and innovate technology—all of which starts with our God-given creativity. 

Jesus showed us creativity in action.


Jesus was the Word that spoke God’s creation into existence at the beginning of time. And when Jesus arrived on planet earth to fulfill God’s plan to rescue humanity, that same creativity was evident in every interaction we read throughout Scripture. Through stories, Jesus could explain something difficult or confusing about the Kingdom of God. With unconventional materials, Jesus healed the sick and hurting. With the right question, He could point His disciples and the religious leaders to what is most important to God. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus showed us the difference we can make in the world through creativity.

In Psalm 139:14 (NirV) we read:

“How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that.”

 
Through this Psalm, David acknowledges God’s continued provision for his life. He worships God for His care and concern for even the smallest aspects of life. Being created in God’s image means that we are special compared to the rest of creation. We reflect God in amazing and wonderful ways.

What a creative God we serve!

Have a great day,


Anita King

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