You're His Masterpiece!
Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
It was amazing to watch the artists transform their “raw materials” into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Transformed from blank canvases were beautiful paintings, from pieces of scrap metal, bold sculptures, and from blocks of clay, brilliant vases. To an artist, each creation is unique, formed within the artist’s mind before it is actually produced.
There is another Artist—a Grand Master—who from the dust of the ground formed you… His masterpiece. You are a unique work of divine art, and like an original painting or sculpture, you are a one-of-a-kind.
The Bible says you are a special creation of God Almighty; made in His own image so that your life could make a significant difference for His Kingdom. God doesn’t create anything without value. He is the ultimate Craftsman. And He has a unique and custom-designed plan in store for all of those who have put their trust in Jesus.
When we reflect on our own flaws and imperfections, it is difficult to see ourselves as God’s masterpiece. But we are encouraged when we realize that when God looks at us, He sees the finished product. As no masterpiece is created instantaneously, we too are a work in progress. In this life here on earth, God will act as the painter who wipes away colors that don’t belong on the canvas and the potter who molds and shapes the clay into the desired shapes. He will labor to transform us into works of “notable excellence.”