Friday, February 5, 2016
the importance of creativity
This morning, my eye was drawn to a few vintage cameras I have on display in our living room. Each I found at a past garage sale, resale shop, flea market, etc. Each has a former life of photo taking, I'm sure. Regardless, I really love just looking at these beautiful cameras. So, when we moved to Texas a few years back, I decided that I would display them somewhere in our new home in a Pottery Barn'esque type of grouping. And why not? After all, between my older iPhone camera that's still chugging away and the modern digital camera that the Hubs bought me one Christmas, it is probable that I will never again use these film cameras to take photographs.
For we come from a creative Creator. We come from a God who surrounds us with eye-catching reminders of His splendor. But we must look. We must observe. We must take the time to surround ourselves with His uniquely refreshing patterns and know His intricate details. For if we don't... if we harden our hearts from His grace and become cynically, selfishly nearsighted from the fascinating world around us, how will we ever truly notice the amusing snapshots, the architectural details, or the splendorous sunsets that highlight our Creators unmistakeable presence? We must always allow His goodness to penetrate our thirst for hope and order. We must always be seeking Him. For the beautiful love of Jesus can be seen if we truly look. His purpose and perfection in all things created was made and ordained to be recognized and appreciated.
Sure, there is a lot of clutter out there. There are a lot of new ideas, new promises, new ways of doing things. But the truth of the matter is this: no greater joy may be found than that of the Ancient of Days... the Lord God Almighty! May we appreciate His love in every atom, every microbe, every leaf, every puppy, every raindrop, every shooting star, every tidbit snagged in this short lifetime. Let us live with His purpose... grateful, hopeful, creative, and with our eyes open to notice the Lord each and every day.
In the beginning God created... (Genesis 1:1)
Hallelujah to the King of kings!
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