Pause

What does it take to bring something into being, something that simply did not exist? Can you imagine a time “before time?”

The God we worship is not concerned about such constraints; God works totally outside our perceptions of time and space.

This is the God who awaits you now in quietness. Seek the freedom to be in touch with your Creator.

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Listen

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:1-2

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Think

Do you remember when you could be given a container or two of play-dough and be entertained? Do you remember the way it felt when you squeezed it between your fingers or rolled it out like a snake? As we got older, our fascinations with play-dough might have transferred over to sand at the beach. I once watched a boy and his mother let wet sand run out of their fingers to create beautiful, unique towers of sand. Perhaps you have done similar things.

When God created the heavens and the earth, all was formless. God essentially had a giant lump of play-dough and from it, creation happened. God is the original creative spirit. You are made in the image of God. Your creative spirit comes from God. For some, this spirit is utilized to make clay into beautiful pottery, or plain words into amazing poetry. For others, the creative spirit finds expression in the way problems are solved. In it all, God made you to be creative. How are you expressing this gift?

Brian Foreman

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Pray

Creator God, I praise you for the gift of creativity and how it allows me to connect to you. Continue to shape me into exactly what you want me to be, and remind me that I am beautiful in your sight. Amen.

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Go

Creator God we sing, a hymn of joy we’re making;
Our grateful love we bring, as the new day’s light is breaking.
God made the sea and land; the sun and stars came rolling
From God’s own loving hand, their Creator’s love extolling.
Alleluia, alleluia!

Creator God we sing: Alleluia!

From "Cantemos al Creador" by Carlos Rosas

Brian Foreman

Brian Foreman has spent twenty years in youth ministry and recently began to consider ways to extend youth minister tenures. Brian consults with the Center for Congregational Health, plays with social media, and writes. Currently an interim youth minister, Brian lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife Denise and their two children, including his first "youth."

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