It was truly a work of art. Yes, one eye was much larger than the other, the nose resembled a giant squash, and the ears looked like saucers on the side of his head.
But my kindergarten son’s self-portrait unveiled on parents’ night is a masterpiece I’ve treasured through the years.
As I looked at Steven’s drawing, I noticed it had a striking resemblance to some works by the world-renowned Picasso. However, Picasso’s paintings are worth millions of dollars, and my son’s are valuable only to me.
I wonder why there is such a difference, I mused. The value must be based on the artist who created it.
Ah, whispered God to my heart. Now you’re getting it.
Then I began to realize that it is the same way with you and me. We have great value because of the Artist who created us.
God meticulously created your inmost being, curiously knit you together in your mother’s womb, and intricately wove you together with various colors and hues.
Just as a masterpiece exists in the mind of the creator, God saw your unformed substance before the weaving even began.
Steven’s masterpiece still hangs in my home today. And you and I are living works of art on display in God’s universal gallery.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Ponder those verses today, Miss Masterpiece!
And if that’s not enough, consider this…
Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. Ephesians 1:3-6 MSG
You are loved.
You are beautiful.
You are His masterpiece.
Leave a comment if you will TAKE HOLD of that truth!
I’m holding steady Jesus!!!
Thank you Lord for knitting, woven,andd creating me into a master piece. You are an awesome God and that’s only one of the reasons I love and praise Your Holy name. Thank you for your son Jesus and Your precious Holy Spirit.
As a youth, I dealt with a large nose and scarring all over my face and shoulders. Young people can be cruel. But because of my (earthly) father and mother I always felt loved, protected, and sometimes even beautiful. Now as a grown woman, my earthly father now gone, there have been times when the enemy has done everything to steal that confidence away. But I now know of the love of my heavenly Father who thinks I’m beautiful just the way I am and He shows me everyday that I am His and again I feel loved and protected, but on a much larger scale. He is always by my side helping me, teaching me, loving me…just the way I am! Doesn’t matter the physical scars or the emotional scars. He loves me…no one can ever take that love away. And He will never forsake or leave me. Hallelujah praise the Lord! Isn’t it wonderful to be a daughter of the King
Your timing is always perfect..this is why I know you are one of God’s Masterpieces as well.!
Just when I am doubting my self worth..BANG! There you are with God’s Word.
Truly a blessing! Thank you Sharon…
Taking hold of the truth and keeping hold of it is the hardest part.
Yes! The Master Artist …He created each of us beautiful and strong and with uniqueness. Thank you for reminding me of this….I am blessed,
You know sometimes God puts people when you need them most beaucuse I am in a difficult situation and time now but through your scriptures that you always send me you encourage me a lot to pull through difficulties and it seems as if you can see or feel me when I’m not right ,thanks a lot ,may God be with you always and stay blessed!
I will try. I just can’t seem to shake it that, yes, God loves me, and he made me special, but yet he has blessed everyone around me with a special helpmate. I have prayed, sowed my little seed and still no helpmate. Yet he made us not to be alone. He saw that Adam should not be alone, yet, at 64, he still has not blessed me. He even said it is better with two than one. When one stumbles, the other one can help them up. This makes me feel like there is something wrong with me as a masterpiece.
Jerrie my heart hurts for you – You are one of Gods masterpieces – let God fill that void you feel, sometimes when we let go, God is free to do what He does best…He has a plan for your life.
Thank you Sharon, I needed that today, I have been doubting my self worth, thatnk you for reminding me that I am loved by God almighty.
God constantly reminds me of his unfailing love for me. If we could only see ourselves like HE sees us. This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible.
Thank you for that reminder. That we are made beautiful. I will take hold of God’s truth that I am made in his image and he knows everything about me yet desires to hear everything from me!
Thank you needed to be reminded of this today <3 <3 <3 🙂
How in the world!?!? The verses from Psalms are the exact same ones from today’s Girlfriends in God!! God must really want me to focus on these verses! His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts. We do not deserve His love, grace and mercy! That is extra special then when He gives all those things to us every day! Praise Him, praise Him, tell of His excellent greatness! I feel like having some church in here-at work!!!!
WOW! I have fallen in love with this website and have thanked God several times for it!! I have come to the conclusion I absolutely MUST cease allowing Satan to control me with comparison as I’ve struggled with this issue my entire life…NO MORE FOR I AM A FEARFULLY/WONDERFULLY MADE CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH KING & HE ADORES ME!!!!!