Creative Connections

God said, “Let Us make man in Our image.” – Genesis 1:26 

I built my first racecar for less than $15. With band-saw precision and painstaking effort, I carved a solid rectangular block of pine into an impressive aerodynamic package.

My 9-year-old son painted the finished product French blue. I polished the axles to a mirrored shine. Together we detailed the body with fiery decals and dubbed our Pinewood Derby entry “The Flaming Speeder.” The look on my son’s face was priceless.

No sense of accomplishment can match that of a parent who creates something with his child. It’s a setting where both young and old can appreciate the joy of teamwork.

In the Bible we see God displaying delight in His creation. Genesis 1 records the crowning achievement of this divine creative process. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (v.27). Then God charged mankind with this task: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it” (2:15).

Like a father with his child, God takes joy in a partnership with us. As the perfect triune Being, He could have chosen to work alone, but He didn’t. He created us in His image, and He delights in our creativity.

Dale Beaver  

How blessed are the children
Who in their fathers see
The tender Father-love of God,
And find their way to Thee.


Our heavenly Father longs to spend quality time with His children.


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