The other night, I found myself at home working on a crochet rug when I began to contemplate. . .
What is God’s purpose for art?
I asked myself, “Why did God create human beings with the ability and the desire to create?”
The first thing to pop into my head was “We are created in God’s image – God is the creator of all things. Therefore, we also create”
Okay, yes – of coarse, but that answer does not satisfy me. There has to be something more. When I am creating, I can see inside my soul. My heart overflows with passion. I can feel God, and I can hear His voice speaking. For me, creating is a spiritual experience, and I am wondering, what I am suppose to do with this. Does God have a purpose for art? Does He have a higher purpose for MY art? What if there is no other greater purpose than to give me the enjoyment of creating, and Him the pleasure of my artistic praises? What if art is like sex and it exists only for the sake of passion, as an expression of my soul?
I truly believe that God LOVES to create. He is creating all the time. Look around and you can see this is evident. Every child born was first knit together in the mother’s womb by God himself. Every morning & every evening God paints the sky. Every pallet of color that is found in nature is a perfect color scheme. I am reminded of a quote I once ready from G. K. Chesterton:
“It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that god makes every daisy separately but has never got tired of making them. . . . The repetition in Nature may not be mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore.”
Is it that God so sweetly enjoys creating, that He wanted us to share in this experience with Him? Has he given us this gift simply for the edification of our souls?