Carol Round: Created by God to be Creative

“So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them”—Genesis 1:27(NLT).

Watching the various birds that visit my feeders throughout the different seasons reminds me of our Creator God. I’m always amazed at the variety in their color, size and shape, even among the same species.

For example, right now, I can see beautiful orioles outside my home office window, dining at a feeder made by my neighbor. The feeder has an overhanging roof to protect the two small plastic containers nestled in the round holes. Each container is filled with grape jelly, a treat for orioles.

The orioles are gorgeous. Some have bright orange chests while others sport a more golden yellow. Even the shapes of their heads and bodies vary. How creative is our God?

He Created Variety in Everything

Ranging in size from tiny hummingbirds to the huge Ostrich and Emu, new research from the American Museum of Natural History suggests there are about 18,000 bird species in the world. That’s nearly twice as many as previously thought. God was on a roll when He created birds, wasn’t He?

Diversity in creation covers a multitude of plant and animal life. Just shop at any plant nursery or visit a botanical garden and you’ll be astounded at the range of choices.

I love planting flowers and shrubs in my beds. This year, I discovered a flowering plant I’d never seen before. It called for full sun. Since most of my yard is shady, I had to place it in an area of my yard receiving more sun throughout the day. Even variety of plants and birds requires differences in their care and feeding.

We Were Created in His Image

Wouldn’t life be boring if everything were the same? What if God had grown tired of creating and decided to make each species the same?

What if we, as humans, were all carbon copies? Wouldn’t that monotonous? It would be like looking in a mirror. However, God not only created man and woman, He even created each of us so distinct that our fingerprints are unique. Why? Because He loves creating.

We are made in His image, created us to be creative. We’re His masterpieces, fashioned by His hands to build, paint, write, cook, design, plant, fashion, perform, advise and so on. We all bring something different, but rare to our world.

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SOURCE: Assist News