Thursday, April 2, 2009

created in His image...

Our amazing God. He created the entire universe--each and every thing in it, from the very air we breathe to the huge prehistoric wooly mammoth to the teeniest, tiniest micro-organism. And He did it all so well, so beautifully, so intricately, GLORIOUSLY!

Some of my favorite things He created are flowers...

"Then God said, 'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.' And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good." ~Genesis 1:11-12

...colorful, delicate, amazing...they brighten up the day for so many people...

parrot tulips

And, also so very amazingly, He created us... not only as His creation but as His image-bearers. He created us in HIS IMAGE. What a thought. What an incredible love.
I think one the most wonderful things about being created in His image is that, as His image-bearers, we, too, are creators. We have the creative spark within us--in this, we are like Him, THE Creator.
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
~Genesis 1:27

When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. ~Genesis 5:1
And now, my confession... these flowers--these amazingly beautiful flowers--were not created by God. They were created by a creative image-bearer named Melody! I couldn't believe it when I saw them; they look so real!! Look at the flowers above again... and then here on the cake for which she made them. What's even more incredible to me is that they're edible--they're made out of sugar!
And here are a few more of her creative expressions...

When I saw Melody's sugar flowers, I couldn't resist sharing them! I am so grateful for the delightful things God creates, and I am so grateful that He shared that joy of creativity with us! What a pricelss gift! Whether it is baking or cooking or photography or painting or building bird houses or writing or singing--whatever the creative gift you have been given--USE it to His glory and CELEBRATE it as the gift it truly is!
For we are God's workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
~Ephesians 2:10
For more of Melody's marvelous and delicious creations, check out her blog --My Sweet and Saucy -- and her website. She is soon to be opening a shop here in our neighborhood, but she is currently doing weddings and all kind of parties and other cool stuff!


  1. Thanks so much! I loved all of the verses and words you wrote! I do have to give credit to my sister too because she worked on those peonies and parrot tulips too! God has so blessed me with an amazing family and it is so fun to share in my creative passions with them!

  2. Wow! Those look too good to eat. Then again...

  3. wow, that's amazing... making those with sugar! I can't even make it with more look like flower substance (paper or plastic).
    It's true that our God is a creative creator :-)

  4. just stunning - she's so very talented


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