Thursday, April 1, 2010


Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Here is a (very) short essay on 'original creation' versus 'finite creativity' that I wrote sometime in 2008:
We are creative because God is creative. The difference is that God created Something from Nothing; we can only create within the parameters defined by our loving Father. He needed nothing to get started and He made a world so amazing and complex that men still marvel as they continue to discover 'new' elements in our world and beyond. In contrast, we can only create with media that has already been given to us, with thoughts derived from our experience, our reading, our observation. Nothing truly original!

Far from limiting, this realization is beautiful and freeing. We can fully enjoy creating knowing that it is a reflection of our maker. We can revel in the diversity of ways to express that through art and beauty and color and song and poem. Even a job well done, showing attention to detail, reflects the nature of God.

I have been enjoying spring time here in beautiful Northern California, and reflecting again on the beauty in creation as it bursts out new all over the hills around me!

I have enjoyed fresh inspiration in the color and newness of the season; in late night brainstorm sessions with Lydia; in time away from routine, spent with family and friends! I am blessed!


Lydia said...

Let's have another brainstorm session sooner rather than later! Ok? Ok!

Liz T. said...

That is a neat way to look at creativity! I've always given credit to God for my creativity, but I've never truly thought about how it reflects God's nature :)Thanks for sharing Angela!