Have you ever walked through the handiwork displays at your local fair? I love looking at handmade quilts, with their intricate patterns – each tiny stitch meaningless by itself, but together creating a beautiful work of art.
Each one unique. Each one beautiful in it’s own right.
We are like those quilts. Created. Unique. Beautiful.
Ephesians 2:10 says,
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
We are God’s handiwork. Handiwork, from the Greek “poiema,” simply means “that which was made.” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary).
We are that which was made by God. And God doesn’t do shoddy work.
Like the quilts on display at the local fair, we are reflections of our Creator’s talent. We are, after all, made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).
And like the quilts on display, each one of us is different. Unique. Each intricate piece of our being was lovingly designed with a purpose – from the way we look to the way we think. Whether we’re introverts or extroverts. Blondes or brunettes. Logical or creative.
There are an infinite variety of people on this earth, and you are unique, unlike any other.
The next time you look in the mirror and are tempted to complain about what you see, remember that you are God’s handiwork. And God doesn’t make mistakes.
Be sure to check out all the posts in the 31 Days to Knowing Your Identity in Christ Series.