The Gift of Being His

You are God’s masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)

Not the beautiful sunset,

the stars nor the moon,

not the blooming flower

nor the bird with its tune—

Not the four leaf clover,

the grass nor the trees,

not the queen of the ants,

not the bumble bees—

Not the sandy beach,

nor the sea, nor the sky,

His children are His masterpiece—

you and I.

All of God’s creation is good, but it’s you and I who were made in His image. “What a gift it is to be His daughter.” I thought to myself as I put my chalk to the pavement.

No one can love us like God. God is love, and He spoke the world into existence through love.

The same God that formed all of creation believed the world should have you too. Before we were born, before God formed us in the womb, He knew us. (Jeremiah 1:5) God mapped out our physical attributes, our unique wiring, gifts and talents, and He formed us according to His purposes for our lives. He chose each and every one of us, just as Jesus died for each and every one of us.

We aren’t merely God’s creation but His children. He didn’t just create us the way He would a piece of artwork. He didn’t create us just to be able to say “It’s good.” No, He created us with a purpose as well as to love us and know us intimately the way a child is supposed to know their father.

God knew what He was doing when He made you and I; He makes no mistakes. As I finished my own little “masterpiece”, I stepped back to look at it. I found myself hoping someone would stumble upon it, and it would make them smile. I, who was made in the image of my Father, too create with a purpose—to remind people they are His.

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