“I’m not creative!”
Simon, my 3-year-old, is at the kitchen table — surrounded by scraps of construction paper, broken crayons, and crusted-over glue — trying to make a rectangle body for his robot. Let’s just say it’s not going so well.
“This not a rectangle. This nothing. This no shape. I’m not creative, anymore.”
Cue the tears. Cue the assorted craft materials flying in the air. And cue me getting excited. Yes, excited because I’m about to share a really awesome, crazy cool Truth with my son.
I open my arms, invite him in, and then I begin to share how incredibly wrong he is.
“Buddy, you are creative because that’s how God made you. He’s the ultimate Creator, and he made all of us in his image that means he made you creative like him.”
“Really, Momma? I’m creative? God make me creative?”
And so started our journey into learning more about God as our Creator. And it has been wonderful — for both of us — in so many ways. It’s incredibly powerful and life-changing to look at the world as handmade by God, instead of broken my humans.
In case you need some more reasons to reinforce God as Creator with your children, head on over to my post over at Creative Home Keeper: Why Kids Need to Know God is Their Creator!
Oh, and you’re welcome for reason number 4!