Something Special in God’s Perfect Picture
As Creator of the Universe and all the beauty that is in it, God is the Master Artist. Unlike earthly artists, he has confidence in his creations and declares, “It is good.”
I know how meticulous artists can be about what they create. As an artist myself, I agonize over every stroke, line, and detail. Unlike God, as earthly artists, we lack confidence in our creations. We say, “This is not good. I’m going to hide it or throw it away.” When we do declare a piece “finished” or “good,” it is because we deem it complete. Every line, every curve, every bit of empty space, every stroke, every mark, every color within the piece is necessary and critical for its completion and acceptance to the artist-creator’s eye. Only when the placement and interaction of every element are just so can the artist declare the piece finished and good.
This is true of God’s perfect creation also.
He formed the earth from nothing. He separated the heavens from the waters. He hung the stars in the sky. He made the wind and the air that we breathe. He made the trees that give us shade and fruit, the flowers that give us beauty and fragrance, the plants and the animals that sustain life, the vast oceans, and the majestic mountains. He even designed the elegant ecosystem to support his creation. He made all of it breathtaking in beauty and flawless in function.
Many small parts make up this one Masterpiece: His whole creation. And he declared, “It is good.”
Amazingly… he made me.
He placed me in his perfect creation.
As part of God’s creation, that means God sees me (and you!) as a critical component of his masterpiece. Without me in it, God’s creation is incomplete and imperfect.
To think of myself as a vital and essential component of God’s perfect painting is mind-blowing.
Think about that.
I am flawed.
I make mistakes. I sin.
But God accounted for that too. He made Jesus, the Ultimate Eraser of my sin and mistakes. When Jesus took my sin on himself, he died and was resurrected, removing the inky stain of my sin on God’s perfect creation.
Thank you God for making me a vital component of your creation, and for giving me the saving grace of Jesus Christ to ensure your creation is kept pristine and perfect.
If you have not accepted Jesus into your life as Savior, you are an ink blot on God’s artistic Masterpiece. But the Good News is that you can acknowledge your sin and ask God to erase it through Christ Jesus’ sacrifice, revealing more of the hidden beauty and perfection of his Masterpiece.
© Sue Chastain, April 2017