As a finishing touch on our previous Sunday celebration of the arts, I had to giggle at Naked Pastor’s most recent drawing.
Sometimes, we don’t think of God as artist. Whether you are an atheist or a Christian, we tend to all agree that the universe is an amazing place. There is such wonder around every turn. In Genesis, when God sends Adam and Eve out of the garden and charges them to be fruitful and multiply, a lot of traditional theologians have emphasized the “multiply” part. Have babies! That’s what God wants!
But what about being fruitful?
One of the gifts human beings have is to create, not just life, but music, poems, paintings, organizations, movements, and so on. We can express ourselves in so many diverse ways, giving voice to the beauty and struggle we find in the world. And by sharing our creative power, we become participants in what God is creating all around us.
Why not take a moment this week and doodle something? Write something? Imagine something? Do some gardening? Rearrange your living room? Make up a story? Tell a joke to a friend?
Create as God intended us to create.