This is the third chapter of my chapter-by-chapter review of John Dyer’s “From the Garden to the City.” You can read my other posts here.
Mankind was created in God’s image. Though, countless scholars have debated what exactly that means, one thing seems to be tucked away in the Genesis account of creation. If you read the creation account you notice first off that God is creative. God is at work forming and shaping the universe, as we know it. Then after creating Adam, God turns around and gives Adam the task of “cultivating the garden.” Adam was created to take care of and cultivate the garden. To cultivate, to create.
Mankind was created with the intention that we would create. We cultivate by taking care of the earth. We cultivate by seeing projects through to completion. We cultivate by bringing others alongside us to teach. Culti
vation is a key element to who we are and what God has created us to do. It is one of the ways we reflect God’s image. He is the ultimate creator; we simply create, because we were created.
Each of us are gifted in different ways. Some create with words, others create with science, others use photography, or ceramic tiles, or a green thumb. Others create with music, muffins, or muscles. Regardless of your job, or your hobbies, you’ve been created to create.
What do you use to create? How does your job or hobby include creating?
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