Infinite Creativity with Mind of Christ

Dundee Falls, Wyoming

Dundee Falls, Wyoming

One of the great things about living in a country as large and as varied as America is that I have access to so many different landscapes.  There are low mountains – I’d call those hills – tall peaks, rocky deserts, open grasslands, and vast oceans, to name a few.

Mt. Rainier from the Eagle Cliff Viewpoint, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mt. Rainier from the Eagle Cliff Viewpoint, Washington

Even within the types of scenery, no two views are exactly alike.  For example, the Sierras don’t look like the Rockies which are different from the Cascades.  Mt. Rainier looks remarkably different than Mt. Stewart, despite the fact that the two are less than sixty miles apart (Rainier is a volcano, while Stewart is a chunk of solid granite).

Mt. Stewart from Ingalls Pass, Washington

Mt. Stewart from Ingalls Pass, Washington

The desert and buttes of New Mexico are remarkably different than the washes and low peaks in southern California.  And then, between the two, the Grand Canyon is like nothing you’ll ever see elsewhere.

Cacti and SoCal hills at the Bill Kenyon Overlook in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Cacti and SoCal hills at the Bill Kenyon Overlook in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Visiting these varied places, it’s incredible to think that they all came from one mind – God’s mind.  If ever we needed proof that God’s mind is infinitely creative, we have found it here – in the variation of peaks and canyons, snowfields and desert sand, wildflowers and cacti.

Wildflowers in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Wildflowers in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

1 Corinthians says that “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16).  What does that mean?  It’s as far reaching as an endless ocean, but one thing it means is that we have access to the same infinite creativity that God possesses.

Headlands at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

Headlands at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

The thought processes that came up with daisies and roses – we have access to that.  The mind that figured oceans would be beautiful with sea coasts of white sand, black sand, pebbles, and cliffs – we have access to that.  The thought of cliffy mountains and cliffy buttes, but no two the same – that’s the infiniteness of the mind we can access.

The Painted Wall at Chasm View in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

The Painted Wall at Chasm View in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

God gave us good minds (though as we get older, we may wish those minds were just a little bit better!)  We were made in the image of God.  But God’s mind goes beyond ours.

Mountains near the Virginia Lakes, California

Mountains near the Virginia Lakes, California

God gives us the option – the invitation – to access the mind of Christ.  We probably won’t be creating new types of beautiful flowers with a single word, but we do have access to God’s creativity and creative ideas in every aspect of our lives.

2 thoughts on “Infinite Creativity with Mind of Christ

  1. Dave Kelly

    Anne,

    I can only give our Lord an overwhelmed thankful heart with your post.
    I have spent my later years taking and making images of of our Creaters mind -shared with us.
    I to have a web site that I put out to prick the hearts of those are lost in this life to know He knows them – from the little unseen things of this life to the top of the mountains reaching out to t he heavens.
    Dave Kelly