“See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel he has filled him with divine spirit, with skill, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, in every kind of craft.”
Exodus 35 vs 30-34
You might think this is just an obscure passage about the construction of the tabernacle, but it demonstrates that all kinds of skills and crafts can be used to God’s glory. Bezalel and his colleagues were called to use their God-given skills to create art and objects that would help remind people of who God was. Through their creations people would be pointed to God, and symbolic objects would remind them of what he had done for them.
Where is there space for creativity in your church? Are there opportunities for people to worship through art, music, dance? Perhaps people could share creative writing, or photographs that they feel help them explore their faith. How might you be creative in worship and service?
Give thanks for those who serve God through their creativity.