Ephesians 2:10 states, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We are God’s original masterpieces.
In class, my professor showed us a skit where, Tommy, a man who doesn’t quite like the way he looks in the mirror is approached by God. God comes to chisel away the dead weight in his life to make him back into God’s original masterpiece. Through the process God makes Tommy look more and more like Jesus. He takes away his laziness and lust, all qualities that disguise a man following God. When Tommy wants certain features of his life to stay the same, while others to be removed, God teaches him that we must have Him in all areas of our life. We aren’t supposed to pick and choose where we want God to be in our life, but He should be over everything. God says that faith is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. We keep going and going, working harder and harder to get to the finish line that is heaven. Then at last, God will tell us well done good and faithful servant. While it may seem that we live in a world with bad, with a life filled with bad, in the beginning God made us good. He holds us up with his victorious, righteous hand so that we may proclaim his name. Because we are God’s original masterpieces.
My love language is words of affirmation, which means I feel most loved through the things people say to me. Like any human being, I get lonely, my self esteem drops a bit lower than where it could be, and I feel unloved. Too often I search for love within others and forget that I am unconditionally loved by God. His love is unending, forgiving, and overflowing. Just because I can’t hear God telling me he loves me, doesn’t mean he loves me any less than the day he created me. The Bible says that He created my inmost being and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Even before I entered this earth God loved me, and even the sin I’ve committed since being born doesn’t make God love me any less. I believe and know that there is no other love like the love of God. It’s time for me to start reminding myself that I am God’s original masterpiece, and His love for me is deeper and stronger than I can imagine.