God is so creative! In fact, his creativity is such that we call him The Creator! That is a concept that can be hard for us to really grasp, so let's look at the first couple of verses of Psalm 121, a great "Psalm of Ascent":
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains--
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
I like to paraphrase verse two to read: "My help comes from the Lord, Maker of Mountains!"
God's creativity is not simply a matter of fact...it is also a message of his faithfulness, it is a promise of his help in times of difficulty and struggle. Creation speaks to us of a God who is interested in everything that we do...because after all, we too are his handy work!
So as you get into the "Christmas spirit", bear this in mind. Don't let yourself get all wound up in the hustle and bustle, but take some time to bask in God's creation, to enjoy BEING God's creation, and to mirror his character in some creative way. Where does my help come from? From a God who speaks to me through his creation and invites me to participate in it with him.
Pastor David Auty