In the bible believers in Christ are described as God’s workmanship, His work of art: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned…” (Ephesians Chapter 2 verse 10 N.L.T.)
I read today an astonishing phrase in “The Poems of Rowan Williams” in “Gwen John in Paris, for Celia.” Gwen John was a model for Rodin and actually his lover too. She speaks as though she is his failed project:
“On the stairs. In the yard. I stood,
not noticed in the middle of half-broken stone,
aborted figures. I was a failed work,
keeping still among the darting birds.”
A very simple question: Do you believe the Word from God that describes you as “God’s Marvellous Masterpiece” or has the voice that calls you “a failed and forgotten about work” caught your ear? The voice and word we listen to about ourselves is of enormous significance.
As Christians we are to put on the Belt of Truth. Whatever else that means it means this:
God is who He says He is and I am who God says I am.
When our Creator and Redeemer looks at the weakest of believers in Christ – and today, or any day for that matter, you might feel that is you – He makes a very ancient proclamation, “Look at that which my grace has made! If I say so myself that is good, so very good indeed!” Think of Him saying that about you to Himself and allowing you and the angels of heaven to overhear next time you catch sight of yourself in a mirror!
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