I am God’s masterpiece.
No, that’s not an arrogant statement. It’s not language I would normally use. It is not something I would choose to say about myself. But I should, and so should all Jesus followers.
It comes straight from 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.”
I love how God’s word has layers upon layers of meaning and importance as we read it. I can read a piece of Scripture and it speaks to me so deeply that tears fall down my cheeks. This one for instance. “I am God’s masterpiece.” The value attached to that word “masterpiece” contrasts with what I’ve always thought of myself. And that it would be said of me, attaching me to GOD – as in the Almighty one, the one who created angels and light and dark, the Alpha and Omega – really gives me pause. Then I go back and read it again.
Created anew in Christ Jesus.
And I read it again.
So I can do the good things he planned for me long ago.
It brings me back to today’s truth with a stronger grasp of it. Can you speak this confession out loud today? You are God’s masterpiece. He created you anew in Christ Jesus, and He empowers you to do the good things He planned for you long ago. That’s right. God planned long ago for you to do good things. I don’t know about anyone else, but that’s motivation for me to get busy!
After all, I am God’s masterpiece.
What word would you use to describe yourself in God’s eyes?