Made to create

June 23, 2012

Here is an exert from a commencement given at  Biola University Commencement Address (for undergraduates), 2012 by makoto fujimura

“…..We serve a Creator God, and this Creator created us to also be creative.  In the same way that God gave Adam the authority to name the animals in Genesis 2, God invites his children to co-create within God’s parameters. We cannot create ex nihilo, but we are all artists with a small “a,” and we are asked to work through our brokenness and fears.  We are created for love; and love is creative.  So what would happen if every single person who follows this Creator asked the same question “What do I want to create?”  And further, if we became an ambassador to the world to help ask, “What do you want to create, and how can I help you?”  What if we answered this question filled with the Creative, Holy Spirit of God every moment that we are awake, and helped others to do the same?  Would we have a world more beautiful, compassionate, caring and daring?  Would we see our occupations differently?  Would we see our universities differently? Would we see our motherhood, our fatherhood, our brotherhood and sisterhood differently?……”

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura Studio | 38 West 39th St. | New York | NY | 10022


Ummmm so what am I going to create today? How can I make it a more beautiful blue globe by my little creations?  After my last posting, I feel I want to get into my car and run over my smart phone so that it will stop dictating my life. Can I do it? Yes, if I want to rapidly become homeless. For a less violent alternative, turning it off I head to the studio.


One Response to “Made to create”

  1. Feltsoright Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the excerpt from Makoto’s commencement speech Deb….What a wonderful lesson on creating and life. Great way to start the day!

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