“God created man in His image; in the divine image He created him; male and female he created them. God looked at everything He had made, and He found it very good.” (Genesis 1:27, 31a)
In the creation story of Genesis, Chapter 1, we see God creating everything – and specifically creating human beings in His own image. I don’t think it’s possible to ever pin down exactly what God’s image is, because God is beyond all human concepts and descriptions. (God doesn’t have gender, either, so we just use the word “He” out of convenience – see my post “Conceiving of God“).
However, in this story, we see God as the Creator. Since we are made in His/Her image, we are all creators, too – co-creators with God.
God sees everything He/She creates as “good” and “very good.” Therefore, we are meant to create things that are good (rather than harmful or selfish).
Some women feel called to create children or prepare wholesome family meals. I spend my days creating uplifting yoga experiences for my students, a loving home for my husband, and poems or blog posts to inspire readers.
There are so many opportunities for us to be co-creators with God each day. Doing so helps us live up to the image of God that is our blueprint. What types of “good” things do you enjoy creating?