Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Work of Art

Art means different things to different people. Art could come in the form of music, sculpture, paintings, photos (National Geographic here I come!) and a host of other things. Every thing we see in the natural world is a work of art, and the appreciation varies with each individual, I guess it all depends on who the designer is. An Orange tree is a work of art, designed by the grand designer, the Most High God, who sculpted the heavens and the earth, who molded us and designed us just the way we are. We are all wonderfully made, carefuly crafted and expertly finished.

While growing up, I asked a couple of questions, why are some people born with "defects" , blind, lame, deaf etc..... why are some black and some white, I thought we all came from one man and woman? (Adam was black and Eve was white, Cain, Abel and Seth were half-caste ....... that's my own theory :-) I cannot say that I have all the answers to those questions, but one thing I know is that God is good, and nothing HE does is evil. I will make reference to a simple answer Jesus gave his disciples when they asked him about a man who was born blind,
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. "Rabbi", his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was is because of his own sins or his parents sins?" "It was not because of his sins or his parents sins," Jesus answered, "This happened so that the power of God could be seen in him" (John 9:1 - 3)
And Jesus proceeded to heal the man
Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man's eyes. He told him, "Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam" (Siloam means "sent"). So the man went and washed and came back seeing! (John 9:6-7)
This passage proves to me that God has his reasons for allowing things to happen, and shows us his goodness and his will for us as humans, that we might be whole, complete, a beauty to behold, just the way he originally designed us to be. (Adam and Eve were definitely not blind or deaf or lame etc, the evil all happened after the exit of man from the garden of eden, but that's another day's story.

When you create a work of art for example a painting, and you truly love your work, what would you do if it got damaged, stained, torn, worn etc? ....... This is what God says about his work of art;
Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you." And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! ......... (Isaiah 35:4-6)

Take a look again in the mirror (or pool of water ;-) and say to yourself,
" I am God's creation, and I am HIS work of Art, He came to save me and restore me to my original state"
I leave you with this thought. -- You are God's greatest work of art, a reflection of Him, just as if God was looking at a mirror while painting --


At July 9, 2007 10:50 AM , Blogger Esuru Rita Onyige said...

"We are all wonderfully made, carefuly crafted and expertly finished" These words could not have been better said and they summarise the truth of how we were created by God.

Thanks for sharing this message that makes one have self-worth.

And now I know how your first daughter looks like ;-) ...


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