“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).
Truth: You Are God’s Masterpiece
There is nothing like having your preschool son or daughter bring home their latest masterpiece from school! Faces light up with joy and excitement as they await the right moment to disclose their work. Then, there is even greater joy as the picture is revealed and mom and dad get to see the fruit of their labor. Children experience this pride and delight because of the great investment they put into the masterpiece.
Your maker also takes great pride and delight in his work. God has invested in you. Your life is not an accident. All the details of who you are have design and purpose. Masterpieces don’t just happen. They are planned and created in love.
God’s love is not based on what you do. Instead, what you do flows from knowing who you are. Ephesians 2 teaches that salvation is a gift from the Lord. Gifts are not earned; they are given and meant to be received. As the child longs to share her gift with the mother so God longs to share his gifts with you.
The Lord calls you “His Masterpiece.” That is a precious term of love, pride and delight. Will you live as God’s masterpiece today allowing His love to flow over you, in you, and through you? Will you delight in His gifts to you? If so, you will then be able to walk in “the good things he has planned for you long ago.”