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You are God's work of art Part 2

Updated: Jun 18

You are God's masterpiece

In Part 1 we saw that each human life is unique- you are God’s unique creation. You are god’s work of art, you are made in the image of God and you can be sure that your life is very important to God.

Today we go again to Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

The English word handiwork is poiema in the Greek. So, we could say that each of us is one of God’s poems.

What kind of poem are you? A love poem, a sonnet, a ballad or maybe even a limerick?

Poiema has the connotation of something designed by an artisan, a work of art.

It only takes a small stretch of the word poiema to give it the meaning of ‘masterpiece’.

Famous author C. S. Lewis [1] put it like this, “We are, not metaphorically but in very truth, a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something with which He will not be satisfied until it has a certain character.

You may be work of art or a masterpiece, but God is still putting the final touches to your character.

How do you like the fact that you are God’s masterpiece?

Someone that God individually crafted-you are ‘one of a kind’. God threw away the mould when he made you. God treasures each person he has made. As Leonardo Da Vinci was proud of his Mona Lisa so is God proud of his Abi, Tina, Ian and each one of you readers!

The idea here is that you were individually designed and with God’s purposes in mind for your life.

When we are buying something, it is a strong selling point if it is individually hand-crafted.

I was always laugh when I see a sign saying ‘hand battered’ fish… however, hand-crafted things usually have an added value in some way.

You are designer person: once we get used to thrill of being God’s work of art or masterpiece, we should then begin to think about what we were made for (see Part 3).

Prayer Lord, we thank you that you designed and created each of us as a work of art, or even as a masterpiece, and we pray that our lives will reflect that beauty and uniqueness in a way that focuses the glory back on you the Divine Artist/Artisan. Amen

[1] C.S. Lewis- The problem of pain.

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