"In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instrument for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work." 2Timothy 2:20-21
"made holy and useful to the Master"
That's what I want to be.
"useful to the Master"
Use me Lord.
Cleanse me. Prepare me.
It is within each of us.
We were created by Him one at a time.
With mindful strokes and deliberate colors.
Lying under a covering of sin.
Waiting for the dirt and grime to be washed away so that we can be displayed in His great gallery.
So that all can see just how wonderful He is.
You are not your own creation.
You are not a result of anything you have done.
You were commissioned.
You were designed by purposeful and precise Hands.
|Portrait of Adele Bloch-Baeur By Gustav Klimt: $135,000,000|
|Garcon a la Pipe By Pablo Picasso: $104,100,000|
|Dora with Cat by Pablo Picasso: $95,200,000|
|Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh: $82,500,000|
|Bal Au Moulin de la Gallet By Pierre-Auguste Renior: $78,000,000|
|Massacre of the Innocents By Peter Paul Rubens: $76,700,000|
These are arguably the most expensive paintings in the world.
They are beautiful.
Each one very different from the next.
But they are nothing more than paper and dye.
How do you value a human life- living, breathing, complex- in comparison with a canvas and paint?
You are invaluable.
Much more so than anything one flawed human can create.
Though not perfect,
You were made by Perfect Hands.
You are destined to accomplish your own greatness.
It's within you.
You have a purpose.
You are His.
Precisely and Intricately His.