“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
And what a beautiful earth, indeed. I love to travel, and I’ve seen some of the most gorgeous places in the United States–the Smokey Mountains, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Antebellum mansions in the south, the stunning coast of Maine (just to name a few). The colors and diversity of each region amazes me. Each offers something different to explore, and God created it all. I’ve been pondering this thought as we prepare for our upcoming vacation, and it struck me–God created.
I’m a creative person by nature with a love and appreciation for the arts. When it comes to writing and storytelling, there’s something inside of me that has to release those thoughts and characters or bust. At times I’ve wondered, Why is that? Am I a freak?
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26, emphasis mine)
God is the author of creativity. He created us in His image, therefore we’re creative. That’s why I hear voices in my head. Just kidding…sort of.
My husband is a machinist by trade. He designs and creates things out of metal. My neighbor’s son-in-law is an extremely talented artist who’s been very successful. I know women who can sew anything. Men who engineer machines and draw blueprints for houses. I have a critique partner with a lovely voice who can write music. (I won’t embarrass Jericha Kingston by mentioning her name.)
You see? We all hold the desire to create something, and it comes from God.
What’s your creative outlet?
~Candice Sue Patterson is the author of Bright Copper Kettles and Silver White Winters. Her debut novel How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart will release with Pelican Book Group later this year. Visit her website at www.candicesuepatterson.com.