Today’s Word: ‘GENERATIVE’ as in… we are filled with a creative agency and generative impulse that goes all the way back to the first moments of creation!
In Psalm 139 the writer uses the language of creation to connect us with the Source of all things:
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.”
Let’s go back to my conviction that creativity is breathed into us by the Creator! The book of Genesis provides us with the image of a Creator bringing all things together elemental particles of the creation together and weaving and holding it all together—holding us all together, cradling us, shaping us, molding us, and then breathing into us! Just imagine! The Creator of all things breathing the oxygen of life into us! And once the Creator breathes life and aliveness into us, we became animated by, enthused and inspired with the breath and creativity of God. With the breath of the Creator in us, we are filled with a creative agency and generative impulse that goes all the way back to the first moments of creation! The One who shaped us first inside, then out, the One who formed us in our mother’s womb now receives our gratitude, receives our exclamation of joy when we say,
“We thank you, High God—you’re both breath-giving and breathtaking at the same time! Body and soul, we are marvelously made! We worship in adoration—what a creation! You know us inside and out, you know every bone in our bodies; you know exactly how we were made, bit by bit, how we were sculpted from nothing into something!”
Once again, where something wasn’t…is!
All of this, of course, raises yet another great question: What can we do with all of this?