Gadgets & Gizmos - Creativity - Elementary June 2017
Creativity is a reflection of the character of God.
From the opening pages of Scripture, we encounter God's creativity in action. With words, "Let there be light," the power of creation unfolds as light gives way to time, oceans, and mountains form, galaxies are set in motion, and the earth is filled with birds, fish, and every creature imaginable. But God is not finished creating. God decided that He wanted His image to populate the earth. He created people in His image to take care and develop His magnificent creation. Humans are unique in that we reflect God in how we interact with each other and the world around us. That interaction includes God's creativity. We may not form mountains and oceans, but we create art and music, build cities, solve problems, and innovate technology. all of which starts with our God-given creativity.
Jesus showed us creativity in action
Jesus was the Word that spoke God's creation into existence at the beginning of time. And when Jesus arrived on the planet Earth to fulfill God's plan to rescue humanity, that same creativity was evident in every interaction we read throughout Scripture. Through stories, Jesus could explain something difficult or confusing about the Kingdom of God. With unconventional materials, Jesus healed the sick and hurting. With the right question He could point what is most important to God to His disciples and the religious leaders. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus showed us the difference we can make in the world through creativity.
We think it's important for us to help our kids and families discover more about Creativity - imagining what you could do because you are made in God's image.
Our Memory Verse for June comes from Psalm 139:14. It reads, "How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that (NIrV). Through this Psalm, David acknowledges God's continued provision for his life. He worships God for His care and concern for even the smallest aspects of life. Being created in God's image, mean that we are special compared to the rest of creation. We reflect God in amazing and wonderful ways.
As we help kids discover more about God's creativity - we head to the beginning - Genesis - and learn more about God's creativity in the creation of the world.