Ephesians 2:10 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.
As part of my new routine, I have been driving to work every morning listening to praise and worship music. It generally takes me forty-five minutes to get to work. This has been an easy thing to do, because I like to listen to music while I drive. The other thing I have been doing is listening to a scripture read outloud on the bible app I have on my phone. The first day I decided to do this as I started this project, I came across ephesians 2:10. I repeated it a few times until I was able to recite the verse.
I kept thinking, “We are God’s masterpiece” the rest of my drive in to work. I think about the word masterpiece, as I know the definition to be. A work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. I am reminded about my art history classes I took in college. There are many works hanging in museums the world consider masterpieces. The one thing which ties them all together, is how often the artists try to capture God’s masterpiece; us. The verse then goes on to talk about how he created us anew in CHrist Jesus. To many times in my life have I felt unworthy, not good enough. I believed I hadn’t done enough to deserve the life I desired. The one thing that kept standing out out to me, was how the verse does not declare we have to do anything to be created anew in Christ Jesus. Instead it is more of a factual statement. We are already created anew.
This past weekend was Easter Sunday. A day we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and celebrate it. Yet, do we only need one day to do so. I want to celebrate every day, every hour of my life. When I think of all this, I fall to my knees. Should we not all pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower us with inner strength? I know my deepest desire is that my roots will grow down into God’s love and give me strength. I desire to experience the love of Christ, with every breath. I pray he continues to work within me, to accomplish infinitely more than I could ever imagine. I want to do the good things he planned for me long ago, just as it states in the ending of the verse.
I used to believe I had to do something worthy to deserve God’s love. Now I know he gives it to us freely and without limits, because we are his masterpiece. I lean into his love through this journey. Sinking deeper than I ever have before. Angels will rejoice at the wonder of each masterpiece. For we are all a love poem to the world.
April 19, 2017 at 9:12 am
Amen, hallelujah! Thanks for this powerful encouragement and reminder. May he continue to show us more of who he is that we might walk more in who he says we are. Thanks for this post… I’m reading it from Lincoln, NH, remembering the journey here together.;) He is good and works all things for good for those who love Him. Thank you God!