Celebrating Creativity

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life . . . (Genesis 1:20) 
A rarely seen jellyfish waltzed with the currents, four thousand feet deep in the ocean near Baja, California. Its body shone with fluorescent shades of blue, purple, and pink, bright against the backdrop of black water. Elegant tentacles waved gracefully with each pulsing of its bell-shaped hood. As I watched the amazing footage of the Halitrephes maasi jellyfish on the National Geographic video, I reflected on how God chose the specific design of this beautiful, gelatinous creature. He also fashioned the other 2,000 types of jellyfish that scientists have identified as of October 2017. 
Though we acknowledge God as Creator, do we slow down long enough to truly consider the profound truth revealed in the first chapter of the Bible? Our amazing God brought forth light and life into the creatively diverse world He crafted with the power of His word. He designed “every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly” (Genesis 1:21). Scientists have discovered only a fraction of the wondrous creatures the Lord created in the beginning. 
God also intentionally sculpted each person in the world, giving purpose to every day of our lives before we drew our first breaths (Psalm 139:13–16). As we celebrate the Lord’s creativity, we can also rejoice over the many ways He helps us imagine and create with Him and for His glory. 
What creative gifts has God given to you? How might you use them for His glory? 
Today’s devotion blessed me when I read it. So often I fail to slow down and just admire God’s incredible creativity. Take a moment today and just admire God’s creativity through every living creature and remember He even sculpted you for a purpose. Make the most of each day He has given you for the good and to further His kingdom. Choose to make today even more beautiful. Creator God, thank You for inviting us to appreciate Your awesome creativity and to enjoy what You’ve given us. Amen. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Ephesians 1:3