John Alan Turner

Speaker, Author, Mentor, Coach, Facilitator

Creative From Beginning to End

The Bible story begins with God creating. The Bible story ends with God saying, "I'm making everything new!" (Revelation 21:5).

All throughout the Bible story we see the creative work of God, and we have every reason to believe that God will go on creating once we enter into the dimension of existence known as "eternity". That's because creativity is not just something God does; it's something God is. Creativity is part of his very nature.

For some reason, this isn't a big subject covered in most works of systematic theology. But it's there, literally, from beginning to end.

So, it shouldn't really surprise us that this creative God should instill in human beings (the one part of his creation said to have been created in his image) some of that same sense of creativity.

Did the Fall mess with some of that? Sure. Are all of our creative impulses reflective of the image of God in us? No.

But the fact that we have creative impulses at all is a reminder of who we are and where we've come from (or possibly where we are and who we've come from).

Perhaps more importantly, shouldn't we expect that as we become more and more transformed into his image we will become more and more creative?