In many ways, the exhibition represents our lives. Ephesians 2:10 says that, “For we are [God’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (ESV). The word “workmanship” is translated as “handiwork” in some translations, but I especially like the New Living Translation for this passage. Here is its wording:
“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.”
The original Greek word used here is poiema, and it’s the same word from which we get “poem.” If we let God do the writing, we are His poem. If we let God do the painting, we are His masterpiece. And Christ Jesus is the tool employed by the eternal artist.
Like those works of art in New York, we are unfinished. God is still working on you and me, and as we surrender the canvas of our lives to his Son, it becomes more and more beautiful.
The works of God’s creation are breathtaking to behold. As beautiful as they are, mankind redeemed and remade in the image of Christ Jesus is God’s ultimate masterpiece. Be blessed and be a blessing by allowing the Artist’s work be displayed in you.