Creature-Creators and The Creator

(Inspired by Edith Schaeffer’s book The Art of Homemaking. Previously appeared in Reformed Perspectives)

Man was created to create
creativity comes out at his fingertips;
the one who was formed
in the image of God,
images and imagines many things.

God, whose image
is reflected in man,
is a great Sculptor.
We, created in His image,
are inspire to become
producers of and responders to
the lovely, beautiful, and precious.

The difference between
mortal creator-creatures
and the Creator God
is that mere mortals
always create
from preexistent matter
with limited talent, energy, time, and choices.
And so, creaturely creators, do
live by the “sweat of the brow.”

So different is
the Triune God
He can create ex-nihlo
out of nothing.
He is infinite and eternal,
and He is the only unlimited creator.

by Mark Nenadov

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