Genesis 1: 1, 26-27
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
In the beginning, God created. “Created” is the first verb we see in the Bible. It is the first action by God – the first thing that we know he did. The first book of Genesis is full God’s creative genius at work. Light, dark, water, land, all the stars and planets, vegetation and animals, and finally, people. He spent the whole first week of our history making stuff. And when He made us, He made us in His image.
It’s this last part that I got to thinking about this week. I was asked the question, “Why do you craft?” The only answer I could come up with at first was, “Because I have to.” But, it’s not just about crafting, it’s being creative in general. I am happiest when I am working on some sort of creative endeavor. After taking a look at this first glimpse we have of God, and His wonderful creativity, and then learning that we are made in His image, is it any wonder that I have this innate desire to be creative?