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Hello, and welcome to part two of our series on what God says about you.
In the previous post, we learned that God says you are valuable.
Works of Art
If your friend paints a picture that they really love, and you know they put a lot of thought and care into it, would you insult their work of art?
Maybe you think Michelangelo couldn’t have painted anything better, or maybe you’ve seen a box of cereal that looked more artistic than your friend’s artwork.
Either way, even if you don’t like it, you aren’t going to come right out and tell them you think it’s ugly, or they should throw their artwork in the trash.
Because no matter how you feel about it, your friend took the time to create this piece of art, and no matter how it looks to you, it’s important to them.
So, have you ever thought of yourself as someone else’s artwork?
(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
God created the world and everything in it. Not only that, but in Genesis 1, every time he made a living creature (in the sea, land, or sky), he’d follow up by saying it was good.
All right, so now we know that God says that everything he created was good. He liked it.
God’s Work of Art
So, God likes his creations, but what about you specifically?
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Fearfully and wonderfully made
I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve heard this phrase a lot. It’s often used to encourage us when we’re feeling self-conscious about ourselves. But what exactly does it mean?
Well, let’s see…
A lot of the time when you see the word “fear” in the Bible, it doesn’t actually mean afraid or scared.
Like, you may have heard about “The Fear of the Lord” but in this case, fear means respect or reverence.
So, the word fearfully means the same.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, wonderfully means: in a way that excites wonder, astonishment, or amazement.
Art Has Purpose And So Do We
Okay, so we’re fearfully and wonderfully made. God’s artwork. That’s great! But let’s not stop there. After all, why do people create art?
To express themselves? To be admired? Inspire people?
There are all sorts of reasons people create, so why does God create? Why did he create us?
I’ll be going deeper into this subject in blog posts to come, but until then, here’s a little hint:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
What We Learned
So, today we learned that God says we’re created– not just created, but fearfully and wonderfully made, by him.
In the next blog post, we’ll continue looking at what God says about us.
Before You Go…
Do you do any painting, dancing, singing, acting, or any other type of art yourself? If so, what is your favorite thing about it?
Let me know in the comments down below!
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