Proof reading is an essential part of the creative process. From brainstorming to creating a structure with a logical flow and thoughtful points of view, proof reading is employed every step of the way. Most of us, when we see the finished product aren't aware of all the time and effort that goes into the creative process. That is if it's not our own.
When I look at creation I see the splendor of our Creator. I see the finished work but wonder about everything that went into designing this wonderful world. Genesis lists a six day process with each day ending with "and it was good." Did God proof read what he had created before making that statement?
Over the past several years we have participated in a creative process that moved from little red dots on white sheets of paper to a magnificent new structure that we dedicated to the glory of God yesterday. For most in our congregation, it was the first time you had entered the new building. I imagine you had a sense of awe. I certainly did and still do!
Behind the scenes, a team of people dedicated themselves to the creative process. If you ask Tom Traylor or Jeff Arnold, I'm sure they would tell you that they went through thousands of proof reads to get us to yesterday's glorious celebration. Their process was more than 6 days, but if you attended the dedication worship service you could hear the declaration "it was good!"
Earlier in the week, this is what the great hall looked like:
Here is what it looked like yesterday:
Thank you to all who took part in this creative labor of love.
To God be the glory!
Prayer for Today
O God our Creator, we thank you for the gift of your Spirit which inspires us in creative ways. Bless all who hear your call and respond in sacrificial tasks, for in hearing and doing we become part of your new creation. Amen.