Created To Create

Created To Create

June 27, 2021

Bible Readings

Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.

Genesis 1:27, Romans 12:6-8

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:16

Everything was created by him, everything in heaven and on earth, everything seen and unseen, including all forces and powers, and all rulers and authorities. All things were created by God’s Son, and everything was made for him. (CEV)

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The first chapter in the entire Bible shows us how creative our God is. For starters, he created an estimated 3,000,000 different types of animals and plants. Of these 900,000 are insects, and scientists discover 10,000 new species every year. God must have an incredible imagination to create all of these living things from nothing!

But here’s the most exciting thing: God created us in his image (Genesis 1:27). This means that in many ways, we are like God. When we learn more about who God is, we all discover who we are meant to be. God made us to love him and to be loved by him. He made us so that we can show his love through our own creativity!

God created you to be creative like him, so no matter how uncreative you might sometimes feel, you can still go out and make things yourself. God loves to see you doing that!

Being creative doesn’t just mean singing songs or drawing pictures—although those things are important! You use your God-given creativity whenever you make a craft, build a fort, solve a math problem, play your favorite sport, plant a flower, or write a nice letter to your grandma. It takes creativity to do everyday things like cook your dinner or fix the family car. When you use your creativity, you show everyone around you a picture of who God is.


Father, thank you for creating this world and for creating me. Help me to make things and use my imagination to love you and to love those around me. Amen.

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Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler is a writer, liturgist, and poet currently based in northwest Indiana. He enjoys writing about faith, art, and fatherhood, and is passionate about offering creative language for the church to use worship. He recently published his first book of poetry, "Solace: Poems for the Broken Season,". He lives in Middlebury, IN in his childhood home, with his wife and five children under eight.

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