We serve a creative God. Look around you – He created every single thing in our universe. Every atom in every tree, every cell in every animal, and every star in heaven displays the beauty and complexity of His creativity. And when He created humans, He did not just give us thoughts, feelings, and emotions. He also gave us a way of expressing them through creativity.
Creativity occurs every time a thought or a feeling is expressed. Since no two persons’ minds and hearts look the same, each person’s creativity is unique, according to their thoughts and emotions.
One of my favorite examples of creative writing, in particular, lies within the writing of A. A. Milne, the author of Winnie-the-Pooh. His creativity flowed through the medium of tale and poetry, but it reaped inspiration from his son, Christopher Robin. What makes Milne’s stories so intriguing is the way that he writes from a child’s perspective. The innocent content, wording, and humor seize the readers’ attention as something uncommon…something uniquely creative.
This simple, expressively childish style is useful to society, I think, because it challenges people to think and laugh innocently – like children (Matthew 18:3). And my favorite part about it? The older one gets, the more one enjoys reading about Winnie-the-Pooh.
Creativity does not come from some magic potion or formula. Creativity is a gift that God gave to every person on earth. We can either let that creativity lie dormant, or we can learn to express it well, for the edification of others and the glory of God.