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)
We are God’s masterpiece . . .
There are three determining factors that collectors use to determine whether a piece of art is truly a masterpiece or not.
1. Who made it?
2. How many of them are there of it?
3. How much is someone willing to pay for it?
You are God's Masterpiece . . .
The God of the Universe, the one who hung the stars in space and spoke the world into existence . . . created you! He formed and shaped you. He knows everything about you . . . even how many hairs you have on your head.
He is a true Master of His artistry.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139.13, 15-16 (NLT)
You are one-of-a-kind. There has never been and never will be another person on this planet exactly like you. You are unique, special and inimitable!
Your heavenly Father loved you so very much that He sent His one and only Son to die in your place. All the gold, silver, or precious jewels on this earth could not buy your freedom. It was the costly price of His precious blood that ransomed you. You didn’t deserve it, you can’t earn it . . . it was an unconditional gift of love.
A gift freely given. It only awaits the receiver’s acceptance.
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 1 Peter 1.18-19 (NLT)
God thinks you are worth it!
You are His masterpiece . . . You’re one-of-a-kind, made by Him and purchased at an outrageous price.
Costly. Priceless. Unfathomable. Grace.