03/06/2011
Volume 34 Number 10

Masterpiece…

I recently saw an article about a woman who used dryer lint to recreate a version of Da Vinci’s, “The Last Supper,” as her entry for an art competition. Needless to say, some of the judges found her interpretation a little fuzzy (sorry I couldn’t resist), as she placed second in the contest. She may still be the big winner though, as she sold her creation to, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for a substantial sum, or at least enough to buy herself a new washer and dryer. Most anyone reading this story would think it odd since she took over 800 hours to wash and dry towels to collect the lint and another 200 hours to create the 14 foot wide sculpture. Why would anyone spend so much time on something so seemingly dubious? Someone may ask God the same thing.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalms 139:14).

For we are God’s workmanship , created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).

Why does God put all the effort into us? From the moment He knits us together in the womb, He longs for us to know Him as our Father. His workmanship is for a purpose. God’s desire is that His creation do good works. What an amazing realization that the Creator of the world would spend so much time on us, whose performance at times are so dubious. I guess the point is that God uses many different mediums for His workmanship. Something most would consider questionable, God created just right for a specific purpose. So, remember you were created by the Master, make sure you live up to the masterpiece that He sees in you. By the way, if you are still in doubt about your worth, remember the price that was paid for you.

Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things (1 Peter 1:10-12).

Wade  McKnight, Southern Oaks Church of Christ, Chickasha, OK



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