Man invents. God creates.
Man invented the automobile, called it “amazing”!
God made a tree and said, “Good”.
Man invented the refrigerator, called it ‘incredible”!
God made a rabbit, and said, “Good”.
The wheels fell off the car. The refrigerator broke down.
The tree’s still up and the rabbit’s still running. – W.H.Cosby
You show someone your latest work, your best creation, something you worked really hard on. You ask her what she thinks of it.
She says, “It’s good.”
How do you feel about that evaluation?
Chances are, you don’t feel very good about it.
Something in our creative DNA makes us dissatisfied unless our work is worthy of superlatives. We want our creations to be considered amazing, ground-breaking, outstanding – anything but simply good. For many, good equals average, unremarkable, acceptable, but not memorable.
But in God’s vocabulary, good is good enough.