Playtime is often relegated to the world of children, as though God’s own self has not played throughout history.
The very act of creating all that lives occurred through the Holy One playing in the dirt—making shapes and watching them take on life (Genesis 2:4–25). God’s work is not factory formed, with all things being exactly the same. Each piece—animal, plant, person—has idiosyncrasies that are known and are purposeful to the One who made them.
God’s sense of play is evident in how we are made to work in cooperation and concert with one another and all creation.
This message is adapted from “Sabbath and Play” written by Julie Seymour in the September 2015 issue of Gather magazine.
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