Non-Christian to Christian, child to adult, student to professional, single to married; again and again we step into a new life.
Each time we change from one environment to another ... no wonder we coin such phrases as "a fish out of water", and "in his element". But this change, and the initial experience of something new, is an invitation to creativity. What will you do with this opportunity?
You can yearn for things now gone. You can long to be out of the awkwardness of new challenges, you can avoid the moment! Yet it is in the moment that the opportunity exists. This is where the intensity of being is at it's height ... "now" is the only time you can be human.
I've heard it said that creativity is simply a manifestation of humanity. It follows that when we suppress our (not others) creativity, we suppress our humanity. When we creatively dress, speak, even decorate our homes, we do so as a way for people to see into who we are.
Christians should be the most creative of all people. If creativity is an expression of humanity, and if in Christ our humanity is completed, then how much more should the Christian be creative? And the scary flip side, of course, is that if we are poorly creative, what does that say about our letting Christ complete us?
When someone comes into your church, do they see the dead creativity of now long-gone Christians? Or do we, our services, and our structures reveal the inner completeness of our Christ filled humanity?
So here's to rip-roaring, God-glorying, earth-shattering creativity.