Have you ever seen a gorgeous piece of art work and stood in awe of how beautiful it was? When I was in High school my Tia (Aunt) took me to an art museum in Los Angeles, CA. As you walked through different rooms with tons of different artwork by different Artists it was amazing to see not one painting was alike. All of them had such detail, creativity, character. There was so much history, every painting told a story. So did every sculpture. There were some that I may not have thought were so significant, but to the painter and sculptor I’m sure it had a special meaning. There were even pieces that I thought were mistakes weren’t, they were apart of the sculpture. I always wondered why wouldn’t they want to remove it? I am no artist that is for sure, but I sure can admire a beautiful masterpiece. There is so much beauty all around us. For every creation there is a creator.
As I spent time this week to really chew on this verse, Ephesians 2:10, I got stuck on that part, “You are God’s masterpiece.” Usually someone who calls their work a masterpiece is proud of what they have created. It’s their best piece of work. I work with young children and I love to watch them build or create something and say “Teacher look at what I made!” They show it off so proudly. They want everyone to see it. Sure it’s not perfect, but they spent so much time making it and in their eyes it’s amazing. Everything created serves a purpose. In Genesis 1:27 God says, “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.” I am made in the image of Christ. He thoughtfully created me, He took time to create and design me. , (personally I think he did a good job! Lol). I hadn’t always felt that way. It took a long time to embrace every part of me, curves, flaws, my snort when I laugh, imperfections and all. The things I wish God would just completely remove from my life I think sometimes He allowes them so I always rely on Him and not myself. God can use it all, even the things we may not think He can. I have learned to be comfortable in my own skin, but I am still working on the insecurities that come and especially the ones that try and sneak in. Let’s just keep it real, I know every single one us has felt insecure or didn’t quite like something about our bodies at one point or another.
Psalm 139: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”
Another beautiful description of how we were created.I have to be honest lately through this journey there are times I just feel so ginormous! It’s easy to get discouraged,and just want to give up! I do not want to take the easy way! I want to encourage you and myself that when you look in the mirror you don’t focus on the negative but remind yourself whose you are and who you are in Christ Jesus! We were created for great things! Take time to step back and admire the beauty all around you, in people, nature, at work, and in yourself!
Jesus loves you so much!!
Have a great week!