It is a God given wish of all humans to create, yes, I mean each and every one of us. Why? Because it is a reflection of you; we all wish to leave a mark, part of you ends inside that creation.
There is an inner spirit in each of us, yes each of us, created by God and in His image and character. Besides the Holy Spirit, this other inner spirit is the creative “juice” that will move to do creative things. I like to call it “juice” because it (whatever “it” is) this creative essence in each of us, “flows”. You can feel it when it is moving and you know when it dries up. Haven’t you heard an artist say things like, “I don’t have it anymore” or “nothing was coming to me”? Every artist has a dry period; a period when the “juice” is not flowing. The juice hasn’t dried up forever, gone and never to be experienced again. No, the juice is still within you; it has only ceased to flow at that given time. It is best to just get up and do something else for a time. When the juice is flowing, you can do amazing things. Michelangelo’s statue of David can be carved out of a rough block of marble. Frank Lloyd Wright’s house, called “Fallingwater” in Bear Run, Pennsylvania can be designed. Leonardo Da Vinci’s 16th Century painting of the “Mona Lisa” and Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” can all be created out of nothing, ex nihilo baby!
Every time you read a novel, a poem, a sonnet, a play, any literary work, you have revealed something of whom the writer is and about their life. You can see that Michelangelo understands human anatomy when you view his drawings, such as the portion of the Sistine Chapel ceiling called the “Creation of Man”. Most architects display “their style” to the point that a person can view a set of buildings and place the architect’s name beside each one. In the created object, there is indeed part of the creator.
Jesus Christ redeemed all through His blood and death on the cross; He paid the price. Now, salvation comes through a person accepting this great gift of grace and forgiveness, making Jesus Christ Lord of their life, and repenting of the old ways to become a new creation…thus trying to live a more pure life of thanksgiving for what you have already received. I respect George Will’s intellect. Newsmax published (Sept. 22, 2014) a quote from Mr. Will in a “Real Clear Religion” interview writing, “I’m an atheist. An agnostic is someone who is not sure. I’m pretty sure.
I see no evidence of God.” George Will said he majored in religion in college…what did they [the college professors] do to him? Was the very life sucked out of him? Where did his vision, his passion go? Newsmax goes on to provide the “Real Clear Religion” quote, “The basic question in life is not, ‘Is there a God,’ but ‘Why does anything exist?’ St. Thomas Aquinas said that there must be a first cause for everything, and we call the first cause ‘God.’ Fine, but it just has no hold on me.”
How sad! We Christians need to pray for the eyes of the atheists to be opened to see God! The evidence is all around us if you know how to look, how to open your eyes, your heart and your mind to God. Don’t they see that the walls they build blind them from seeing the very God they claim doesn’t exist? The book, “I Am, the Great Creator God” (available for review at www.muskratbooks.com) was written just for this purpose. To show people how to “see”; how to open their eyes to the evidence of God all around them. They need to forget the nonsense of evolution and look at creation as being God created. As with a painter or architect, you will see the Creator in the creation. Start looking at the small things…Examine a Wood Duck, a Mandarin Duck, a Buckeye Butterfly, and a 7-Circle Butterfly to see God’s creative poetry! These (and many other examples) reflect delicate coloring and design symmetry, not needed for mate attraction or survival, symmetry is simply not possible as happenstance out-growth from some lower/lesser species. The people against God like to generate great intellectual debates sounding so learned so to scare off their opponents. They like to change definitions to suit their own arguments, as they do with the definition of entropy, which by the way scientifically does away with their scientific arguments on evolution. This is why we need to drop the self-defense walls, open our eyes, hearts and minds to at least the possibility of the presence of God, and become like little children to allow the Holy Spirit to convict you to the reality of a wonderful world of peace, grace, forgiveness and thanksgiving…God is waiting for you with open arms! Of course there is evil in the world. Of course bad things happen to good people. But there is so much more to the whole story of God’s plan for His creation; we know in part…we look through a glass darkly.
Mr. Will, the evidence you claim to seek is there. The culture has a way of blinding people, even more so now than a mere 10 years ago. I fear it is getting much worse. I pray for those with closed eyes and closed minds to have God’s Light of grace and forgiveness open up to them. If we Christians have placed a basket over God’s Light, then shame on us! We are charged with a task! We are to carry God’s Light into the world, not bury it to those that need to see it.