01 May I am His Masterpiece – May 12
By: Yosia Yusuf
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well” – Psalm 139:13-14
During my holiday in Europe, I’ve been introduced to a new world that I have heard and touched before, but never really soak myself in. It is what I would call ‘the world of brand.’ I have heard and saw many people wearing branded stuff before but it never really hit me before that the branded stuff are ridiculously expensive. I thought LV was super expensive. That is until I was introduced to this brand, Hermes. One bag is almost equivalent to one brand new car!
I began to wonder, what makes this brand so expensive? After all they look just like any other bag out there (no offence ladies). After my conversation with my sister, I understand something that is so obvious but yet most of us overlook most of the time. One of the things that make Hermes very expensive is that it is hand designed by its designers.
Each bag has the touch of and imprinted with its designer life. It was well thought out and every little details matter. The bag is designed just the way the designer wanted it to be. And without a doubt, the better the designer, the better quality the bag is.
If that is true for Hermes’ bag, how much more true it is for us? The Bible said that each of us is the product of God’s handmade design. He crafted us from our Mother’s womb to be the way we are. Hermes’ designer certainly is a good designer. But God is the ultimate designer. He was the one who knitted every other designer in their mother’s wombs and gave them the ability to make such a precious bag. God is the best designer without equal in the universe. Hermes’ designer might have paid attention to every little detail of his bag, but God pay attention to every little detail of our DNA, cell, blood, bones and joints. If Hermes‘ designers are considered as good designers, then God is the splendid superior excellent perfect designer (I’m lost for words).
If that’s true about our Designer, what does it say about His creation? “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). You are not a product of accidents. God has you in mind when He created the universe. You are His masterpiece to reflect His image and glory to the broken world. God created you for God. Don’t settle for anything less. With God, you don’t have to second guess your value. He settles your value once and for all in the old rugged cross. “For God so loved ‘you’, that He gave His only Son…” (John 3:16, author’s paraphrase).