who created stefan and valdimir [sic]?
Needless to say, I am heartened that our Californian friend is pondering the Big Questions of Life: who are we, where do we come from, what is our purpose, etc. These are the common questions of our humanity, which are all too often ignored by our contemporaries who have given themselves over to mindless hedonism. But of course, as Socrates (allegedly) said, the unexamined life is not worth living, and on that account our truth-seeking friend stands head and shoulders over his or her peers.
Fortunately for Thoughtful, the Christian tradition offers an unambiguous answer to this honest etiological inquiry. The Nicene Creed confesses:
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages;; Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with Father, through whom all things were made [….]. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified [….].
It is, then, the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit Who created Stefan, Vladimir, Thoughtful in Tracy (CA, US), all human beings, and indeed all things, both seen and unseen. St John of Damascus, in his Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith (II.2), further elaborates on this point:
Since, then, God, Who is good and more than good, did not find satisfaction in self-contemplation, but in His exceeding goodness wished certain things to come into existence which would enjoy His benefits and share in His goodness, He brought all things out of nothing into being and created them, both what is invisible and what is visible. Yea, even man, who is a compound of the visible and the invisible. And it is by thought that He creates, and thought is the basis of the work, the Word filling it and the Spirit perfecting it.
So, there we have it. I sincerely hope that the above helps to set the restless mind and soul of our truth-seeker at peace!