The Creating Spirit
Scripture Reading — Genesis 1:1-2; Luke 1:26-37
“The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” — Luke 1:35
The Holy Spirit is extremely creative. And because we have the Spirit in us, we will become creative as well.
The Spirit was creative in the beginning. God spoke the world into existence through his Word, Jesus (John 1:1-3), and with his thoughtful, attentive, creative Spirit (Genesis 1:2). Look around the world at all the variety of plants, the amazing assortment of animals, and the diverse colors and languages of people—and you will see the creative power of the Spirit.
But the Holy Spirit wasn’t finished. The Spirit created a living Messiah in the womb of the virgin Mary. The angel said, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.”
But the Holy Spirit wasn’t finished. The Spirit breathed life back into Jesus’ body on the Sunday morning (Easter) after Jesus’ death on the cross (on Good Friday). Jesus rose in victory over death, and all who believe in him will rise again too—to live with him on the new earth when he comes again (1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 21:1-5).
The Spirit still isn’t finished today. He is breathing creativity into you and me—creative thoughts to instill new vision into the church; creative words to share the gospel; creative ministries to bring the presence of Jesus into our culture and world.
The Holy Spirit is at work.
“Creator Spirit, by whose aid the world foundations first were laid,” come and pour your joy and creativity on all humankind! In Jesus’ name, Amen.