What are you creating these days?

But God’s breath brings life

Psalm 104:24, 30 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. … When you give them your breath, life is created, and you renew the face of the earth.

Psalm 139:13-14 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous.

Ephesians 2:10 We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Collected on a walk through our neighborhood yesterday

As around us leaves take on variegated hues, there’s a lot going on in our corner of the world. A new grandchild, soon to be born (perhaps today!) fills us with the awe of co-creation. A co-created book (Treasure Hunt 1904, Book 2 of the Cally and Charlie Series), coming out sooner than expected, bears the imprint of early readers, artists, and designers. Creation of materials and logistics for the first in-person Pastoring of Pastors leaders retreat since 2019, in Bogotá, Colombia October 21-25 engages a whole team of people at one level and all the participants, from twelve countries, at another. Another co-creation with each other and with God.

The last few days while Dave is in Colorado Springs for mission meetings, I re-watched a couple of the early episodes of The Chosen. Remember Jesus the craftsman, leaving carved animals for the girl Abigail when he decamped? And how he created in the minds of the children new vision and spiritual curiosity? I love the visuals of Jesus, co-creator of the universe, a master craftsman in his life as part of our world. I love the fact that God gives gifts through the Holy Spirit, empowering each of us to be creative in our own ways.

What are you creating these days? I would love to know!!

One thought on “What are you creating these days?

  1. Deb, I love how you choose to nurture your spiritual life. Including comments like watching episodes of The Chosen, remind me that it is indeed the life-thread of it all. Isn’t it wonderful how we can inspire each other with the small things! Today I had physical therapy and my trainer suggested I try 8 minutes on the bicycle, I told her I didn’t think I could do that much. She said, “OK, just do 5 or stop whenever you feel you need to. I started to pedal, closed my eyes, and simply began talking to God. A kind of prayer that asked for guidance and support but also direction in some things. Then I asked God to watch over some people who needed his help and before I knew it, my trainer came over and I had pedaled for 10 minutes. My arthritis pain in my knees had subsided to nearly nothing and I felt absolutely fine. Not even out of breath. A miracle. God Bless.


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