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The Master Artist…

paint brush mixing colors

Years back I was taught to memorize Ephesians 2:8-9. It speaks of how every one of us have been saved by grace through faith, and that it is not something we alone can work ourselves towards, but it is a beautiful gift from God should we be willing to receive it.

However as wonderful as that truth is, it never quite did it for me. Not that grace wasn’t enough, because I’m well aware of how messed up I am. But I had this gnawing feeling of… Well, now what? I had been saved by grace through faith, just like the next dude. So very ordinary.

But then I discovered the very next verse. Ephesians 2:10 which says that we are “God’s Workmanship”.

That word workmanship comes from the Greek, poema.

Every human being is God’s poem. Artwork. Masterpiece.

God is the Master Artist.

Who creates not with paint and sculpture, but with living flesh and spirit.

There is nothing ‘ordinary’ about that which has been created by the hands of the Master Artist

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Dave April 5, 2007, 10:06 pm

    Great post, Lon. How true.

  • olliespringer April 6, 2007, 9:22 am

    Right on brother! Have a wonderful celebration of Jesus 🙂

  • Lon April 6, 2007, 4:11 pm

    Thanks folks. Hope you have a deeply profound weekend!

  • Ta'Mar April 7, 2007, 6:54 pm

    poema…beautiful!

  • Sandra April 9, 2007, 8:20 pm

    I wanted to ask. Where do you get your pictures for your blog? They’re always fantastic!

  • Lon April 9, 2007, 11:10 pm

    Hey Sandra, besides what i`ve taken myself, most of the really good ones are from flickr.

    i usually just put in some key words into the `search everyone`s photo field`- such as `hope`and then it searches by default on relevance, but i find when you sort by interestingness you can find some very good stuff!

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