“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.’” — Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
There is so much in this one verse – so much to learn and to grasp and to know; to encourage and to sustain and to reassure us.
We are God’s masterpiece! Wow – we are His; and we are His masterpiece. We’re a work of art – and not just any work of art – a masterpiece. A piece made by the Master Himself! He created us – His own Hands crafted us as a “work of genius” according to the thesaurus, which gives synonyms for masterpiece. It also describes us as a “stunning success.” We are God’s work of genius and stunning success. Wow!
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus. Yes, we are a new creation in Christ Jesus. We are not just flesh and blood, mere mortal human beings, destined to live a short time on earth as the animals do. No! We are created anew in Christ Jesus. Christ lives in us, and we live in Him. His Spirit is within us. And if Christ is in us, and we are in Christ – then we have a destiny to fulfil.
And that destiny is to “do the good things he planned for us long ago.” We weren’t an afterthought, a late addition, an extra brought in at the last minute or on the last day. We were planned a long time ago. You, me, us, every human being here on planet earth was planned. We are part of the plan. We’re not a mistake, it’s not a co-incidence, we are not here by chance – we are here by choice, the choice of our Creator. And the plan was not merely for us to be, but to do. We are to do the good things he planned for us.
May you meditate on this verse today, and over the week ahead, and may you fulfil your destiny in the power of Christ Jesus; Amen.
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