Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.

Isaiah 42: 5

 

The question of authorship is sometimes an interesting and a troubling one, for the creator usually leaves his mark on the creation. A book will carry in its words the ideas of the author, the colors on the canvas of a painting find their vitality in the soul of the painter, and a building becomes more than just shelter due to the creative spark of the architect and the builder. Our lives are made richer by the personalities that infuse the tangible objects in our world.

 

This is even more true when we look at the background fabric of existence; the creative force behind the earth, the heavens, and all that populates them is is the source for all other creative activity as well. God’s hand made all that we experience in our universe, and He designed us with the ability to enjoy and to appreciate the beauty of that creation. The Lord gave us a creative spark of our own, for this is a part of being made in the image of the Creator.

 

When I consider the wonderful way that God designed me and the marvelous people that He has placed into my world, I am awestruck; when I look at the vast history of people and the accomplishments that they have achieved, I see the grand design of God. Our lungs are filled with the breath of our Father, and the rhythm of our hearts comes from God; thus, the Lord desires for us to live life with an all consuming vitality that is a true reflection of Him.