Theme: Beauty-Creating: Make Something Interesting
As adults, we make a huge mistake when we don’t play, or draw, or sing, or dance. We also err when we assume that what we do in the day-to-day is not creative. We multiply these mistakes if we discourage children in their play, or their art, because it’s “childish.” When we deny creativity, we sin, because doing creative work is who we are, because we are the image of the Creator.
(Pottery Mosaic Artwork provide by the Children's ministry children and volunteers at Joy Jam, Jubilee Christian Reformed Church, St.Catharines, ON)
Have a family games night and play together.
Go together to a play, a concert, an art gallery and a film premiere and discuss the art.
Encourage music in the house and in the car that can be shared together. Take an interest in your children’s music choices and share with them what you like.
Look and listen to art that expressing joy, sorrow, and every part of the human condition.
Encourage the viewing of art that proclaim God’s word and artists who use talents to respond to God’s word.
Get involved in your church’s artistic work- drama presentations, music teams, banner making, flower arranging, etc.
Make something interesting.
Exodus 31: 2-5
“See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft."