Masterpiece!

We are His…

August 21st, 2019

I don’t think, if we are honest with ourselves, there are many of us that would consider that we ‘have it all together’. Most of us would say that if there is a mark of perfection that we stand a fair distance from that mark.

It’s not really a bad thing, it is in fact, part of the grand design that God has put in place and we are a part of.

I have a tag scripture on my email that I love, its…

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

Masterpiece! That’s right, each and every one of us are one of God’s masterpieces.

This really should not surprise us, if we believe what God’s Word says about who God is. The Psalmist had it right…

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

Psalms 139:14-16 (NLT)

Even then there was a basic understanding that we, finite creatures are infinitely complex. We’ve only recently completed mapping the human genome (April 14, 2003). As massive of an undertaking as that project was, we still have very little understanding of how the electrical impulses of the brain traverse around our systems and come together in a amazingly coordinated fashion.

Sure, we all can’t spin a basketball on our fingertips, but the very act of running and walking is an amazing feat (or feet as the case may be!)

THERE!! That turning of a phrase by injecting a homophone, that at the same time as having a different meaning, provides a linkage back to what the topic was; running and walking. How does the mind do that? Granted, some minds have an easier way of doing that while other have an easier way of doing something else.

No one understands why this is. We each were not issues a standard brain and standard bodies; let alone our personalities. Just as our fingerprints are different each of us are different; ‘wonderfully different!’

If we believe that God is all knowing, all powerful and is able to do anything He chooses, and we are such an interesting exercise for his attention, how could you possibly think that God made one mistake in architecting each of us, let alone all of us?

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.” I ask you, does this sound like a God that is disinterested in our development?

So much so that He actually bursts into song as a result of the joy and glory that we give Him!

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

Today on Moody Radio I heard an interview with a person who wrote a book about our inherited creativity and how God is the ultimate creative element throughout eternity. No one can match His creativity.

We each are given some form of that creativity even though we may not realize it. We may differ in where that creativity emerges.

Some are artistic and crafty, others are musically inclined, other can express themselves in words and prose. Even outside of these artsy talents, creativity abounds in the human experience.

Take for instance the cook, baker, mechanic, engineer, housewife who manages to make things work from seemingly nothing at all! Every human being has some element of creativity that is expressed in something they do.

This is why we are ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made’.

The reason we all have this creative ability is because God’s imparted that creativity in us. He’s done so, that we might be able to reflect that creativity back to him as evidence of just how gloriously creative He is. God is glorified in our creativity.

It’s an amazing thing to consider!

There is no doubt, we all are His “Masterpiece!”

In His Grace!
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