The first book of the Bible, Genesis, is the story of God’s creativity. We see God going wild, creating oceans, skies, light, plants, animals, humankind… and when it is finished, He says it is good. And it’s not just in Genesis that we see God’s passion for making things. King David also worshipped the Lord with Psalms (‘Psalms’ comes from the Greek word for instrumental music).
There’s a worship song I love, called ‘Let Everything That Has Breath’, and the lyrics come from Psalm 150;
“Praise Him with the sounding of trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre,
Praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with strings and flutes, praise him with the clash of cymbals,
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!”
God loves it when we make music and when we create things. In Exodus, God blesses a man named Bezalel with gifts of intelligence and creativity to craft the Tabernacle, the place where God’s spirit will live on earth.
So whether you love art or music or drama or writing or dancing, know that God is rejoicing in your creativity with you. We have an amazingly creative God, and we are made in His image. We can make beautiful things, just like He has made us.