When God created the world,
he found joy in the act of creating.
In Genesis 1:31, it reads,
“God saw all that he had made,
and it was very good.”
And because our Creator
found joy in making things out of nothing,
He wanted to share it with us.
He created man in His image-
with the capacity to create,
with the aptitude to create with passion.
He gave man gifts and blessings,
talents and love.
He didn’t give these gifts
to the animals, only to man.
We are born to create.
We are born to use our imagination.
When we create,
when we bring something
that wasn’t there into being,
we share in our Creator’s gift and blessing.
God created many beautiful things
out of nothing.
I look at how beautiful the animals are-
the different kinds of birds, butterflies,
even the strange creatures under the sea.
Look at the magnificent trees
and mountains, the sunset.
God took so much care in
forming these things
for us and for Him to enjoy.
Some of the things He created
we will never even see!
He created them for His pleasure!
We too can create for our pleasure.
We need not be making art
for others to appreciate,
unless that’s part
of our pleasure as well.
There is no limit to God’s creativity
And I believe God also gave us, each of us,
creativity and imagination with no limit.
The more we use these gifts,
the more we will have!
God didn’t destroy what to us
are strange or funny creations.
Sometimes we don’t want
to draw or paint
because we say we can’t draw.
Take a tip from God who appreciates
His creations whatever it looks like!
And I realized that we would be
like father, like daughter,
if I enjoyed my creations as well!