Masterpiece

 | August 7, 2008 6:34 PM

In a recent sermon Pastor Andy Fitzgerald asked the question “Who are you?”  There were many answers from the audience.  The first thought that came in my head is “I’m Korean.”  I am not sure why, I can’t even speak Korean and everyone tells me I look Chinese.

Anyway, Pastor Andy’s point is that our identity should come from our creator.  He based this off the famous verse Ephesians 2:10.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10 (New International Version)

Pastor Andy said that “masterpiece” could be substituted for the word “workmanship”.  And he said that God looks at us and says “Wow, what a masterpiece!” like when we look at great art like this famous Rembrant painting of The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Often we find our identity, who we are, in other things, our circumstances.  Pastor Andy told the story of an eaglet who fell out of his nest and was raised by a hen.  As the eaglet was growing up he saw an eagle flying in the sky and wished he could fly like the eagle.  What Pastor Andy failed to mention was the end of the story, how the eagle realized who he was and ate all the chickens.  Just kidding. 🙂

An actual real life story is that of the red panda being raised by a cat.  It will be interesting to read a follow up story in a few years about what the red panda thinks it is.

Anyway the point is we are God’s masterpiece, all different, but all special.  And it’s something I need to remind myself always, to look at myself the way God sees me.

One Response to “Masterpiece”

Mark R. wrote a comment on August 7, 2008

good post.

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