creativity 1 : the quality of being creative 2 : the ability to create
creative 1 : marked by the ability to create : given to creating 2 : having the quality of something created rather than imitated : IMAGINATIVE
create 1 : to bring into existence <God created the heaven and the earth -Genesis 1:1 (AV)> … 4 a : to produce through imaginative skill b : DESIGN
creator : one that creates, usu by bringing something new or original into being: esp, cap : GOD*
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be created in the image of God, and I think a great deal of it has to do with creativity.
On my mind also is a question about it from the past that keeps coming back to me, repeating. So I repeat it to you, asking…
“What is the most creative thing you’ve ever done?”
I heard it many years ago from several women enthusiastically about to embark on a small group study of Genesis. It was the warm-up question for them to consider before their study began. I was unable to attend the study (though I must say my interest, like theirs, was definitely sparked by that question). So I never found out what their individual answers were, because they were supposed to keep them hush-hush until the first day’s discussion. But a definite reflexive answer popped up in my mind immediately.
Since most of you, my readers, are women, I wonder if the same answer pops up for any of you. (I would love to find out in the comments.)
So I think I’ll leave the rest this post unfinished for a day or two to give you a chance to think about your own answer, and I’ll pick up with my answer and a few of my thoughts about it.
Until then… Happy creative thinking!
*Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition