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Just call Him Picasso.

On second thought, it would be a little weird addressing God, “Dear Heavenly Picasso.” So, scratch that, just stick with Father.

God is creative.

Blog post done.

Then again, I think expanding on this statement may bring light to what’s on my heart today.

Last night (Feb. 20), there was a decent little snow storm that blew its way to my house. I woke up at normal time in order to get ready for school, however, my phone was lit up with texts informing me that class had been cancelled for the day.


Naturally, I looked out my window, and saw a thin blanket of snow covering my front yard. Beauty. God’s good. God is so creative in each blessing He bestows.

“To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

On the contrary though, I think there’s a common thought that pollutes the minds of many in today’s society. That thought being this:

God is predictable.

I see churches gathering with a minute-for-minute agenda on how a worship service will be carried out. I see charismatic churches frowned upon because the Spirit “doesn’t work like that.” I see children being told not to pray about their lost dog or cat because “God doesn’t care.” I see people believing God’s plan will work out whether or not Christians pray.

Now, all these together may sound a little vague. However, I believe these things occur because of the lack of hope we have in God’s creative intervention.

We tend to decide beforehand what God can/can’t do in a certain situation. But, as I look at Scripture, I see a creative God that fascinates.

“The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” John 9:11

Using mud instead of Lasik? Okay, I see you Jesus!

“And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.” Jonah 2:10

Making fish spit dudes out? That’s some creative resolve.

“but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.” 2 Peter 2:16

Shrek comes into the scene in the next chapter.

Back to my point, God is creative. I see my Lord and savior using mud to heal blindness, God using a fish to bring Jonah back to Him, and God working through a donkey to bring clarity. Now if that’s not creativity, I don’t know what is.

This is my conclusion: God’s people should always hope in the Lord, but also, hope in His creativity. Trust that He is able to work in all things for the good of those who love Him. Don’t doubt the power of God, for He is capable of all things.