Completing the Work of Creation- Midrash
I ran into this today while compiling some readings for a discernment book for engaged couples. It is beautiful.
When the world was created,
God made everything a little bit incomplete.
Rather than making bread grow out of the earth,
God made wheat grow so that we might bake it into bread.
Rather than making the earth of bricks,
God made it of clay
So that we might bake the clay into bricks.
So that we might become partners
In completing the work of creation.
-From the Midrash