The first five words of the Bible state, “In the beginning, God created….” The very first thing we read about God is Him creating. The first thing we learn about Him is that He is creative. He created the heavens and the Earth, all we see and all we don’t see. He created a universe so full and vast that we cannot comprehend it. On our planet alone we have over 7 billion people, over 33,000 species of fish, over 5,000 species of mammals, 91,000 different species of insects that we know of, and, at any given time, there are 10 quintillion individual insects alive on the planet.
We are living in an age where science is beginning to catch up to the Truths of the Bible. In 1927, Georges Lemaitre came up with his theory known as The Big Bang Theory, and while it leaves God and creation out, it suggests what God’s people have known for thousands of years: that the universe had a beginning. There have been studies conducted that found humans are inherently flawed—the Bible has taught this for ages. Other studies have found it is better for people to live in community as opposed to isolation—another Biblical truth. A study, which appeared in Science Magazine in 2014, found that the Earth’s water is older than the sun, which is yet another Truth we have known for thousands of years. God made the Earth on day 1 and the sun on day 4:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (…) God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.” (Genesis 1:1, 16-19)
We have a creative God and we are made in His image, thus we are creative people. Within everyone is this ability and need to create. We make food, we build houses, we build furniture, we create art, we create music, we write and tell stories, we make clothes, we make accessories, we make entertainment; when you boil down the human experience, it is us creating. So embrace that creativity which comes from our Creator and when you create anything, whether it’s a quilt you sew, a painting you paint, a piece of furniture you build, or a dinner you cook, know that you create because you are created, and in your creating you can reflect the image of your Creator.
“…seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” (Colossians 3:9b-10)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.