Words from the Heart for Tuesday September 21st, 2021
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.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
On July 2, 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came to the Canadian War Museum to meet veterans and their families and to unveil The Canadians Opposite Lens, a masterpiece painting by celebrated British artist Augustus John. Twelve metres wide and 3.7 metres high, the unfinished First World War canvas depicts Canadian troops, refugees and prisoners of war against the battle-scarred landscape near Vimy Ridge, in the area of the French town of Lens. Although the most significant Canadian-commissioned painting from the conflict, it had never before been on public view.
Artists paint or sculpt masterpieces. The most famous fill the museums of the world and are appreciated by millions. But the most impressive masterpieces are not made by human hands. No human being can begin to imagine crafting the majestic Rocky Mountains or create the mesmerizing Niagara Falls. Only our creator God has the ability to speak these masterpieces into being. What might surprise you is that these are not God’s greatest masterpieces. Listen to what Ephesians 2:10 says “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.” God planned our redemption before the foundation of the world. He began to put His plan into place the moment sin entered into the world and it took millennia to reach its fruition on the cross of Calvary. When you placed your trust in Jesus you became God’s masterpiece. As Paul says here, He created you anew in Christ. If mountains and waterfalls bring glory to the Creator, how much more does your redemption do so? What impact does knowing you are God’s masterpiece have on you?
These have been words from the heart.