I’m a blue jeans sort of guy, and I’ve never been much for pomp and circumstance. Most days of the week, with the exception of Sunday, you’ll probably see me wearing a pair of blue jeans crafted by Lee.
When I slip my britches on of a morning, I see the label to the left. It speaks of over 125 years of craftsmanship and authentic quality. When I read this label, I’m reminded of the way God works in the lives of His children.
“We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” ~Ephesians 2:10
Each of us are the unique creation of the Master Craftsman. We reflect the authentic quality of His love, and we are the instruments through which His grace and mercy flow into the lives of others.
When you look at this verse in the words of The Voice, you get a better understanding of the workings of God: “We are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.”
You aren’t some barely legible and hastily scribbled note on a brown paper sack. You’re a carefully etched piece of poetry written by the hand of God, and the rhyme and rhythm of your life is the evidence of His workmanship.
You truly are a piece of art.