May 6, 2015 | 02:14 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

Holy Play Dough

Play dough is so fun! You can imagine a whole new world into being with play dough. I think of play dough when I read the creation stories in Genesis: God moving the holy play dough of the world into existence, having fun as new animals and plants come into being.

This God is creative! The writers of scripture provide us with two creation stories in Genesis 1-2 that capture the imagination. The oldest creation story can be found in the poetry of Psalm 104. And the first chapter of the Gospel of John weaves the story of creation into the incarnation of God’s living Word.

It invigorates my Spirit to know we join a long line of people of faith who told stories about God and how this world came into being; people like us who wonder what our meaning in life is and how we fit into the entire cosmos. What a playful and creative God this is. And if we are made in the image of God, then we too are people of creativity and imagination.

As we dream of building a world of justice, peace, and love, we join God in bringing forth life and abundance. May we encourage each other on in our creativity and holy imagination! Prayer: God, help me dare to dream creative new possibilities. Help me to try out new ideas and be okay when they don’t go as exactly I want them to go. Help me to join your Spirit in creating the world we desire, a world of love.

Amen.