The God of Creation


"How will we know what God wants?” my husband wondered.

“I’m not sure, but I have a feeling we’ll just know,” was my tentative reply.

Then I followed up with, “I know God can show us. God is creative enough to let us know in any number of ways.”

We were discussing children. How many to have. Not that it was really up to us, of course.

Previously, we had concluded we should let God decide how many children will be part of our family. At the time of that decision, our first child was about 18 months old. Then came a miscarriage.

At the time of our conversation, we were expecting again and approaching the due date. My assurance that we would “just know” wasn’t because I’m psychic. It was merely a hunch or feeling (of course, some of my hunches are not true).

But my confidence that God could show us, perhaps in a way we couldn’t even guess, is based on His creativity. I think of the verses, “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

A God who created thousands (as about 20,000) of species of butterflies, countless ways that animals communicate (amoebas release chemicals to “talk” to other amoebas, prairie dogs bare their teeth and touch them together to find out if they are friend or enemy, etc.), and an ocean depth of almost seven miles (36,070 feet) in the Challenger Deep, surely can create a tailor-made solution to my problems. And the same God can work in countless ways that I cannot imagine.

Think about it this way: Allow the awesomeness of creation to comfort you. The same God who created our world can create a way or help for you in your spiritual journey. (His ways may not be “comfortable” now, but they are good and right and true.)

So did God show us if we should have more children? Yes, He did. After the birth of the child I carried, I could no longer have biological children. That was the answer. Then the question became, “Should we adopt?”

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