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Sunday, February 04, 2007

The most beautiful kind of creativity

This week's Carnival of Beauty topic is the Beauty of Creativity. As I was thinking about what to write, my mind first went to artistic endeavors, such as painting, then traveled on to the beauty that people often create out of nothing. Then I wandered onto a completely different path.

Did you ever stop to think how wonderfully creative God is? No, I'm not talking about the world or any of His other marvelous creations, though those are creative efforts that only He could undertake. I'm talking about how He can take something horribly ugly and, to human eyes, irrevocably ruined and turn it into something glorious.

How about the wretch that has wandered in sin for years and is not only filthy spiritually but physically as well? We see the exterior and avert our eyes as we pass by, unwilling to be confronted by such ugliness.

BUT GOD ... sees the beyond the apparent lack of value and answers the broken sinner's plea for salvation, completely transforming one who was a virtual leper into a bright and shining child of God.

II Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

What of the Christian who has rebelled against God, taking his life into his own hands and making a complete mess of it? Once again, that which is impossible with man is more than possible with God. Once His rebellious child repents and turns to Him in contrition, forgiveness is extended, and God once again takes the man-made mess and turns it into a glorious testimony of His amazing grace.

But what of the Christian who has walked with God and yet faces the storms of adversity to the point that all hope is lost? God, the Master Weaver, takes every thread in our life and weaves it into a tapestry of beauty.

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

When we see the effects of God's wonderful transforming power, we cannot but worship Him for His wondrous works - works of creativity without parallel.


Bernadine said...

I love the way you approached the topic of creativity. God is indeed a master at creativity, he daily takes the mess we sometimes make of our lives and turns it into something beautiful.
Thanks for sharing

Revka said...

Thank you, Bernadine! And thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I had never thought of creativity in this light until I starting thinking about what to write for this carnival. It is truly amazing to me how He makes something so beautiful out of the ugly and sinful "materials" with which He has to work.