Psalm 19:1 “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is telling the work of
I grew up in a small town in Nebraska. We lived on the outer
edge, and every town in Nebraska, of course, is surrounded by corn fields. Most
of the time, I thought that was pretty boring. I’m more of a mountains and
ocean girl, really. But one thing I appreciated was the vastness of the sky.
Since there were so few trees in the way, only rolling prairie (and corn) as
far as the eye could see, it was quite a canvas. I loved to take walks in the
late afternoon/early evening and watch as God seemed to do some of His best
work, streaking the blue with oranges, crimson and purple, throwing a few
clouds here and there for drama. When the big storms rolled in … oh my
goodness; that was the best. You could see them coming, of course, from miles
away, and watch the line of rain as it approached; towers of clouds literally
rolling over one another as they raced across the sky.
Our God? He’s creative, all right. I’ve found my own
favorite ways to be creative over the years. Drawing horses, singing and acting
in plays, sewing, baking, decorating my home—all are ways I put my own creative
stamp on the world around me.
Can’t you see it in your children, too? The glee on their
faces as they cut construction paper into a zillion pieces, liberally dump
glitter onto globs of glue, or mix blue and red paint together for the first
time … it lets us know that they also bear the image of a creative Creator.
As Sally shares here in Chapter Ten:
“Creativity, after all, is one of the essential expressions
of God’s personality. He is the Master Designer who has the power to make
something out of nothing and something fresh and new out of the ruins of
something old. His inventiveness knows no boundaries. The beauty of His
handiwork is unparalleled. His creativity is awesome and powerful as well as
unbelievably beautiful—He is the God of exploding volcanoes and awe-inspiring
storms as well as rainbows and sunsets. Even His means of creation are
creative, for sometimes He creates directly, and sometimes He lends His
creative powers to His children and delights in their inventiveness.”
Something to Read:
Proverbs 24:3-4 “By wisdom a house is built, and by
understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all
precious and pleasant riches.”
Something to Try:
Plan a trip somewhere beautiful—mountains, the desert, the
ocean, the woods—just to have an adventure with your children. If possible,
this outing should include active time (swimming, hiking, or boating, maybe) as
well as learning time (identifying plants, animals, shells) and quiet,
reflective time (storytelling around a campfire, or resting under tree boughs).
Make it a special time of enjoying God’s creativity together!
To Discuss Here in the Comments:
Do you feel naturally creative as a mom? What are your
strong and weak points?