Saturday, February 13, 2010
The last few days in Texas have been a winter wonderland. When I couldn't get the car out of the driveway I took off walking the neighborhood to capture some creativity in the snow. The vistas of families playing in the snow were quite exhilarating. Joy abounded in tossing snowballs, sliding down hills, and packing snow into recognizable mounds. It was encouraging to see folks celebrating life and playing together!
The first photo above was my offering to the neighborhood snow sculptures. I was thinking how all this wet, heavy snow would be great for the coming season of wildflowers. The creative seed was planted to make a flower pot and fill it with long stemmed Calla Lilies. Our wedding colors were yellow and purple, so I took a bunch out after the pot was finished and arranged them for an early Valentine's bouquet to greet my husband when he came home from work.
I seldom take God's creativity and creation for granted, being that my passion is photographing nature. The expanse of God's mind is unfathomable. Don't you think it is amazing how He gave us sunny days to swim in oceans and soak in rays of light, rain puddles to run through and make us giggle, snow to become clay in our hands? Then he gave us skies by day and night that are brilliantly varied; beckoning us to raise our faces to Him? He paid attention to details of beauty on the Earth and throughout the whole creation.
God saw all that He had made,
and it was very good.
All these snow sculptures were handmade through the creative spirits that were planted in each of us. They are all at least four to five feet tall. Who knows, but God, where all the inspirations came from. We are co-creators with God. He put those dreams and skills inside of us when He made us. It is good to see creation flow from His children out of such a place of simple joy and community. God, thank you so much for this beautiful world full of creation and creativity!
For we are God's workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance
for us to do.