He didn’t have to do this. I have that thought often. When I see the variety of faces in a crowd, trees in a park, birds in the air or flowers in a meadow. When I hear the choir of a hundred different voices, the roar of a waterfall or the tone of the wind in the trees, I think, He didn’t have to do this. If all our faces and all our voices and all our fingerprints were the same, we wouldn’t know the difference. If the trees on the path all smelled the same, had the same bark and grew the same fruit we would take it for granted because we wouldn’t know any different. We wouldn’t know the intricate creations our Creator is capable of and we would not feel the loss. But He did. And He did it for us. For our enjoyment, for our pleasure. Just to make us smile. And in turn, we His children create. In a thousand different ways, inspired by the greatest Creator of all time, we paint, we draw, we build, we sing, we write. From our childhood finger paintings and bouquets of dandelions to portraits, cathedrals, songs, photographs and homemade quilts, we are a people designed to create. No, He didn’t have to do this. But thank God He did.