Happy Good Friday all. Is that a thing? To wish each other good, Good Friday? and what’s so good about Good Friday anyway? Huh. Well friends, that post is for another day because, Whew! I am loving Valerie Wieners “Beautiful” devotional. It seems to be just the right reminder I need in this season. It is also helping me cross a lot of “wish to illustrate” truths off my list. Like Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Of all the identities we can claim in Jesus Christ this has always been my favorite. Being an artist I feel like I can relate to the idea of a masterpiece. I know how proud I can feel when I create something I like – how much God must like us to say we are his best, his greatest creation?! wow. I have seen some amazing sunsets in my time, and the Colorado Rockies? whoa and God says I am his showpiece? His success? His gem? His jewel? prize? treasure? a piece of the master Himself? Yes, yes, yes and YES, AMEN! God says YOU are His best. Doesn’t that just take your breath away?! If he revealed to you right now exactly how much He loves you, you couldn’t handle it! And because He loves you so, shouldn’t you love yourself too? Please do. Borrowing this punchline from SheReadsTruth.com: Friends, hear this truth from God’s Word today: You are God’s masterpiece, created for a purpose.When you and I find our identity in Christ, we can put aside the world’s definition of beauty and worth and remember the beauty and worth He has already created in each of us.
ESV Double Column Journaling Bible | Illustrated Faith – Be Bold – Bible Mat | Illustrated Faith – Beautiful – devotional kit by Valerie Wieners | Illustrated Faith – Created to Create – Stamps by Shanna Noel | Illustrated Faith – clear acrylic block | Illustrated Faith – Shanna’s Favorite Paint Set and Paint Cards | Illustrated Faith – Date-it Stamp | Illustrated Faith – Precision Pens | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Homespun cardstock stickers – One in a Melon | Bella Blvd Festive Tiny Text | Apple Barrel acrylic paint | Stazon ink – Jet Black | Prismacolor premier color pencils | Illustrated Faith Created TABS | piece of canvas | glue dots | Uniball Signo white gel pen