“We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
What comes to mind when you think of workmanship? I think of something created by hand as a labor of love. Quality workmanship is beautiful.
At quilt shows I am fascinated seeing colored cloth skillfully stitched so it is pleasing to the eye.
Not far from where I live is chainsaw craftsman who uses a chain saw to carve statues out of ordinary logs.
Another artisan that is fun to watch is a potter at work at the wheel, throwing and shaping clay into a beautiful object.
Whether it is needlecraft, fabric art, wood carving, pottery, writing or music, the creation comes out of the heart of the craftsman.
It is the same with us. To see unique workmanship, look in the mirror. Each person is different in how we look with special charactristics.
We are God’s handiwork, created from His heart. In the original Greek word translated “workmanship” is poiema, from which we derive our English word “poem.” It means achievement, work of art, or masterpiece.
Each of us is unique, the handiwork of the Master Creator of the Universe.
Because God made us, we have value as His workmanship.
We struggle with self worth when we compare ourselves with others, basing our worth on the lies of the culture around us–how we look, what we accomplish, what we do. We strive to do better and compare ourselves to others. We think we don’t measure up to a self-imposed high standard.
God looks at us with love, because He made us. We are cherished by the Creator of the universe.
God doesn’t make junk; He creates beautiful artistry.
Can you step into this identity of His unique workmanship?