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.
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Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
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Imagine that first moment light came to be. All I can equate it to is going to the restroom in the middle of the night and clicking the light on, only to be blinded momentarily.
God did this from nothingness. God spoke light into being from the darkness. Does light still require creativity? Sure, Thomas Alva Edison had to be creative to create the light bulb, but let’s think for a minute about creating light from darkness. Light and darkness take many forms, especially using them to describe situations. Human trafficking is darkness. Disease due to unclean drinking water is darkness. War orphans live in darkness.
Creativity is a light in several ways. God gives you passion, gifts, and talents to share light in the world. One way to use creativity is to shed light in places where darkness reigns. Another is to be creative in finding solutions. Creativity gives you unlimited ways to be Christ’s presence in the world.
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God of Light, thank you for creating me to think, act, and create. My prayer is that you continue to direct me in ways that use my gifts and passions to share your light with the world. Amen.next >
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.
Creator God we sing: Alleluia!
From "Cantemos al Creador" by Carlos Rosas
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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