My son, Jeremy, and I visited John Brown university a few years ago. The walls of their arts center have different quotes written in a variety of typefaces. It is an unexpectedly interesting effect. As you come in the main doors, one of the first quotes you see is. “In the beginning, God created… “
I’d never really separated this part of the sentence from the rest, as you might when doing a grammar lesson. God (noun) created (verb) the heavens and the earth (object). We and all creation are the objects of God’s energy in creation.
In the beginning, God created… Independent of the object of his creation – us – God is a creator. God is the creator. We could simplify further.
In the beginning, God… He is the beginning and end.
But later we see that “God created man in his own image“. If God is a creator and he created us in his image, then what does that say about us and our inheritance from Him.
Are we not supposed to create our lives for his glory?
We should love creatively and live creatively longing for the shadow creativity that we possess to showcase the glory or God in us and to lift us up to where we see him face-to-face for eternity.
We can’t do this alone though. We are created in his image to bear his spirit. When we let his love and his life abide in us, then and only then can his creative love and life flow out of our existence giving it eternal purpose and value.