Monday, July 12, 2010

Created to Create

"Man has a capacity for communicating and receiving communication, for sharing with other human beings, and also with God. But the heart of this discovery is this: we are created in the likeness of the Creator. We are created in the image of a Creator.

So we are, on a finite level, people who can create. Why does man have creativity? Why can man think of many things in his mind, and choose, and then bring forth something that other people can taste, smell, feel, hear and see? Because man was created in the image of a Creator. Man was created that he might create. It is not a waste of man’s time to be creative. It is not a waste to pursue artistic or scientific pursuits in creativity, because this is what man was made to be able to do. He was made in the image of a Creator, and given the capacity to create - on a finite level of course, needing to use the materials already created - but he is still the creature of a Creator.”

Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking