This Issue’s Thought Provoker



Floyd Allen, Editor-in-Chief, GOD’S GOOD NEWS GAZETTE

Have you ever seen a breathtaking sunset? Or listened to warbling of a Nightingale? Or enjoyed the pompous strut of a Peacock? Or wondered at the uniqueness of the Duckbilled Platypus? Or read the beauty of the Book of Psalms? If you have, then you know just how Creative our God is! That should really excite you, for, you see, it is because of His Creativity that we, too, are Creative!

I base this on

Genesis 1:26 – “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

We are the only one of God’s Creations that were Created in His image. Inasmuch as God is Creative, and we are Created in His image, that explains why we, too, are, in fact, Creative! And, our Creativity runs a wide gamut from Art to Music to Prose and Poetry. We Create tall buildings and fast trains; structures that fly and others that go far below the ocean’s surface. We Create Iron Lungs that save lives and Atom Bombs that destroy them. We Create micro-chips that can hold all the information in a small library, and potato chips that pleasure our pallet. In fact, there is virtually nothing that we can’t Create. However, when it comes to God, there is literally nothing that He can’t Create!

So, what does that mean to us? Well, because God made us in His image, and He uses His Creativity to Create, it stands to reason that we, too, should use our Creativity to Create as well! My Creativity comes in the form of the written word; my wife’s as a most melodic singing voice and an eye to fashion Creations.

My Thought Provoker for you today is: What form does your Creativity take, and how do you use your Creativity for the Kingdom of God? For just as God Created Fig Trees to produce Figs, so did He Create us to use our Creative Talents to further the Kingdom of God!!!

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