The Creator created creatures and creators.

The Bible teaches that God made the heaven and the earth. He created light and sea and dry land, plants, birds, animals, and insects, everything alive and then he made something special. He created man and woman. He formed them in his own image. (Genesis 1:27)

So when we create, we are doing what is good.

This image of God has been spoiled by our deliberate choices to sin. God is good and holy and does not sin. When we destroy our planet or harm someone (to mention some of the ways we sin), we are not living this image of God.

The sacrificial death of Christ removes our sins if we place our trust in Him; that restores us to the image of the Creator. He also gives us His Spirit to be inside us. Now we can create and build and love with His power and love that flows through our veins.

Eric Liddell of “Chariots of Fire” fame was a missionary in China and a runner who bettered the 400-meter world record in 1924 at the Olympic games in Paris. He said this: “I believe that God made for a purpose. But he also made me fast and when I run I feel God’s pleasure.”

When we are the best that we can be, our Creator is happy. That is the same pride that we feel when we have created something, and it does what it was made for.

What are you creating? Blog posts or music? Computer programs or teaching manuals? A business or an organization? A loving family or friend circle?

Let God into it.

 

 

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