“Creative work carries with it a form of intense love.” – Lin Yutang
Lin Yutang’s description of creativity is parallel to the Bible verse that tells us “God is love.” If God’s love has been made manifest in the boundless beauty and diversity of creation, it stands to reason that people made in God’s image would also feel the loving drive to be creative. For some, this creativity will take familiar, almost hidden forms: the well-cooked meal, the sewn or knitted garment, the family photographs, the handmade card or carefully penned letter. For others, creativity will produce the whimsical, attractive or masterly works that exist purely to engage the eye or feed the soul. Whatever forms your creativity takes, honor this spirit in yourself and others. We were born to create, and to delight in creation.
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