One of the attributes of God that we have the privilege to share is creativity. A child with Legos or simply blocks of wood imagining and creating, an artist drawing or painting, or an architect dreaming up the next big project. The vision and ability to create is a beautiful gift of God. But what sets God apart is his ability to create something out of nothing. He alone has that ability, and His creation is beyond compare even now when it is tainted by sin! God’s creative power should stir our affections for him. A sunset, a rainbow, the colors of the Fall, newborn fawns grazing in a field (or for you fellow hunters a large racked buck grazing closer and closer to your tree stand). Allow God’s beautiful creation to stir your affections for Him. God the Creator! Our first 3 memory verses (Sept, Oct., and Nov.) will cause us to reflect on God the Creator and lock this truth into our heart.
The second question in the New City Catechism is “What is God?”. The answer reads like this, “God is creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through Him and by His will.”
As you memorize or refresh your memory on Genesis 1:1 take time to reflect on creation and how wonderful and amazing of a God we have.
Other verses on God the Creator for further study:
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.