There is no other book that I have found that stands as such strong proof that human beings were created with the ability and calling to create. I’ve talked on this blog about God being the ultimate and original creator, and therefore we, being made in this God’s image, are also innately creative. But not only does God give us creative gifts, He also calls us to be creative. The first task real task that we see God giving to Adam is that of naming all the animals of the earth. He basically sits down one afternoon and creates biology, down to every genus and species. This takes incredible creative ability and stamina.
Fast forward a few generations and God is calling Noah to build or create an ark. Fast forward another couple generations, God calls Abraham to build a family. He calls the Israelites to craft the Ark of the Covenant, Nehemiah to build a wall, Solomon to build a temple, David and Asaph to write a book of over one hundred and fifty songs praising His name. Paul was stuck in prison, yet God used the written word through him to build up and encourage churches all over the ancient world.
For anyone who thinks that God is in any way against creativity or art, all you need to do is open a Bible. You’ll soon discover that one of God’s chief desires all throughout the scriptures is to invite His sons and daughters into the process of creation. He calls us to build, to create that which has not yet been, and to do it by His will, instruction, and leading.
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