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  • Works of Beauty

    1 posts, 1 voices, 779 views, started Jul 19, 2011

    Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Denise Richardson

    • Diamond

      "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good work."  Ephesians 2:10

      Do you see yourself as a hammer or as a poem? a chisel or as a Michelangelo-like masterpiece?  The words "workmanship" and "works" are frequently defined in utilitarian ways, i.e., God has created us to be useful tools for the purpose of carrying out functional purposes.

      It is interesting, however, that the Greek word used for workmanship is the root for the English word "poem." How different would be our reactions if we viewed ourselves and others as beautifully created and crafted paintings, sculptures or works of literature? God, the Master Designer of all things beautiful, creates and continues to refine his works of art.

      But we are not created to be merely admired by others. God intends that we are to imitate Him by helping to produce other works of art. Together, we and those to whom we add brush strokes of paint or words of a poem will cause the world to turn in awe to the Creator God.

      Father, your word says that "you have made everything beautiful in its time" (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Help me see that you have lovingly created beauty in me and you want me to be your instrument of beauty in the lives of others.

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