Creation here is the act of founding, establishing or building. The Triune God is self-existent, He needs no one. Yet He chose to found, establish and build something. It's a universe of which we are a part and a kingdom of which Jesus is King, Priest, Savior, Friend, Provider and Protector. We human beings are unique among all creatures in that we have the ability to reason and to choose. That should help us make sense of what has happened in the world and what we see around us. Because we were created with the ability to reason and choose it makes sense then there was a rebellion against God, a redemption plan put in place by God. It makes sense there is a heaven, a hell and future judgments by the Creator. We have to choose, and no one should have to make that choice without the opportunity to see Jesus and know who He is. That's the great purpose of the Church, or at least it's supposed to be. That's truly all our life should be about, but in Laodicea was a church and a people to focused on self to realize their purpose. What goes on in the church meeting on Sunday is only a very small part of our purpose as God's people, but in modern times we have made it pretty much all of our purpose to the point most believe you have to come to church to be saved and worship God. No where is our purpose stated better than in Acts 26:18-19, Jesus told Paul his purpose was, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. It's true that in modern times the church has become a mission field, but in the beginning, just after Jesus formed His Church, reaching the lost took place outside of church meetings in daily life. We've lost the concept of that. We'd rather invite people to church to experience our worship and sermons rather than live a life daily that points people to Christ. As rich and increased with goods as the Laodiceans were they probably presented quite a spectacle in the church on Sunday, but that's pretty much all they had to offer. Jesus was on the outside asking to come in. All the Laodiceans were involved in building was a name for themselves.