Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Earth is the Lord's...

The Earth is the Lord's...

There is something about being surrounded by nature that really makes me think about God. Down here I've been taking walks on the beach and I find myself contemplating the creative genius of our LORD.

Humans can be creative, but everything we do is an imitation, or inspired by something that already exists in creation. I tried to think of something that had no basis in the natural world, and I really couldn't come up with anything. Clothing, perhaps, but basic clothing is sort of a no-brainer to construct. I was making tunics out of sheets when I was five years old.

But music, paintings, computers, food... they are all expansions and variations on what already exists.

If a human existed in a black void, and had never seen earth, how would they manage to create anything? Without a basis, how could they build? I doubt we'd ever think of sand, or trees, or colors... I mean, can you invent a new color? It's something that simply cannot be done.

2 comments:

KatySue Pillsbury said...

I full heartedly concur!! There’s' nothing better than nature to make me fully realize how great our God is! =)

Shaylynn said...

Yes! It just boggles my mind sometimes, when I think of things like this...

It goes back to Tolkien's idea of subcreation. We create with what the Creator has made.