Writing for someone else’s blog, a group of creative and lively young women, reminds me of another favorite thing about God. He is intensely creative. Intensely. He is a Genius!
The ways we see His creativity are…well…eternal.
But I do have some favorites. Let me share.
Top of the list, He is the most creative communicator ever. I am a fan of mind-expanding communication, and He invented it. Even though His skills in this area are not limited by our receptivity, we may not know just how creative He is unless we have “ears to hear, and eyes to see“. This phrase is one His favorite ways of trying to help us tune into the larger expanse of what (and how) He is communicating.
Words with layers of meaning and stories with the ability to pierce through differences in language, culture and time, characterize His verbal communication. Beyond that, His language is literally create-ive. When He speaks stuff becomes. It is not there…He speaks…it is there. How does He do that? He calls into existence things that are not. Now that is Create-ive communication.
Those who try to hear Him on only one channel (i.e. only with intellect, or only as a rule-giver)will miss the richness, and depth of all that is imbedded in His communication. He will make you laugh and ponder in the same moment, He can make you see things differently, pierce your heart, and transform the processes of your mind, all with a single word. He is working in more dimensions than we know exist. How does He do that?
Beyond words His multi-media presentations rock. He works in clay, granite, limestone, marble, water, flesh and bones, you name it, He can make a work of art from any medium. His ideas never run out. Without even examining the number of species, and varieties in the zoological kingdoms, just consider one race; humans.
Sit in a mall, or an airport, or a bench on a busy street. Watch the people. No two are alike, like snowflakes. (careful…don’t go too far with this comparison). Even when each has all their parts intact, the infinite variety of configurations is mind-blowing. And yet, each one is still created in the Image. How does He do that?
Let me just submit to you a short list to continue the musing on just how creative God is.
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
Platypus, or basically anything from Australia
Plankton and Whales
And don’t forget, in each of these, and every other thing He has made, are embedded messages about His nature. Sweet!
If you will stop looking at the same thing over and over again, you will find that God’s creativity is eternal and fun. Really, stop and look. It will cause you to think differently.