Wednesday, March 20, 2024

We Are God's Masterpiece (Eph. 2:10)

Hello friend. I've always liked to draw. Since I was old enough to hold a pencil, I was drawing or sketching or doodling. It's fun to try to bring your ideas to life. There are many different styles and techniques when it comes to drawing. I especially love to draw faces. 

There is so much to explore in the human face. 

Plus, when I'm drawing, I only have to focus on one thing -- the details of my drawing. 

I forget everything around me when I'm drawing. 

When all is said and done, I suppose the best part about drawing is that the result is yours and nobody else's. You will even "sign" the drawing. Paul's word for this would be poiēma. In Eph. 2:10 he writes, "For we are his poiēma." That is, we are God's "workmanship" or even his "masterpiece." And please notice that the first and most emphatic word of the Greek sentence is "his." 

It is God's work of art that we are. Imagine that! He made us and saved us with his own hands. Both the work of creation and redemption are his. He alone owns the patent on our lives. And he alone can "sign the drawing." 

Let's also remember that although we are God's masterpieces, we're uncompleted projects. So be patient with yourself  -- and others!