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April 2, 2016

A creative God

Filed under: Church life — pearsey @ 2:59 pm
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Over the Easter weekend, my church in Geelong had a creative arts display. I created a couple of digital photos for the display, before I got a friend to print them out for me. I suggested A3, but whatever came I would be happy with. Imagine my surprise when they were slightly bigger than that… In fact, my two creations turned out bigger than me!

It's bigger than me!

It’s bigger than me!

Anyway, it was a great time over Easter and here’s a sample of the display.

A snapshot of our display

A snapshot of our display

So why did we have a creative arts display?

Our God is a creative God. By Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible. He hand crafted the sun. He fashioned all the birds and animals; from the smallest to the largest. He took great delight in creating so many different landscapes; mountains, seas, forests and deserts to name a few. The undersea coral is a kaleidoscope of colour waving in worship, mountains melt at His presence, while the sea and everything in it roars like thunder. He paints a new sunset and sunrise for us each day. He flung the stars into space, creating planets, solar systems and galaxies. All things were created through Him and for Him… In Him, all things consist.

That creativity so evident in God’s character is hard wired into our DNA by God: Gen 1:27 says So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

All of us have that same creativity within us. When we create, we are reflecting the image of God and projecting that image to the rest of the world. It gives Him great pleasure to see us using the gifts He has given us. We will find that when we are willing to use our gifts for God, to steward them well and put in the hard work and effort, He will give us inspiration. It brings glory to God when we are creative.

One Drop

One Drop

Our creativity can take many forms. It could be in the form of visual arts, such as painting, photography or sculptures, music, dance or drama, gardening or woodwork, through to organisation, maths, decorating, cooking, engineering, lighting and mechanics. Any time you solve a problem, you’re exercising your creativity, anytime you apply the knowledge, ability or skill God has given you, you’re being creative. God desires for us to glorify His name and bring Him honour through the gifts He has given us.

Reaching out

Reaching out

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