Why did she make things? Well, she enjoyed it, of course; but it also somehow helped her remember who she was and where she came from. ~Amy Rubin FlettCreativity is like a buzzword to the blogging world. I see it everywhere, and that's awesome. Painting and drawing, designing, crafting, writing, cooking, baking, dancing, acting, decorating, photographing… all of these are acts of creating. Even making space, effort, and time for relationships to flourish is an act of creating. (Did not God create relationship too?)
There are those who like to tell me, "I'm not the creative type." We're all creative in our own unique ways. No one is left out of this because we're all created in the Imago Dei, the image of God… we're to reflect Him. God spent six days creating, one day of resting, as the example of how He desired His creation to live. There's a rhythm to this all. Create, create, create, create, create, create, then rest. Start over again. For nearly every day of the week (minus the seventh, the sabbath day) God created.
And He said this was good.
Let us keep pursuing creativity in our lives, because it some small ways it helps us to remember who we are: Sons and daughters of the King of Creation. And in some small ways we should hope and aspire that whatever we put our hands to points back to the Ultimate Creator, so that others may encounter Him through us.