Set Aside

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In the artist’s hands, a piece of wood becomes a masterpiece.

In the carpenter’s shop, wood is chosen.

It is cleaned and prepared to be formed into the artist’s desire and vision.

Then set aside.

It is cut then set aside.

It is pressed together then set aside.

It is sanded down and set aside.

The master craftsman is working on other parts required to make a masterpiece. Forming them. Fitting them. Preparing them to be put together as one.

Parts are chiseled down with great skill until they are a perfect size. Not too big, not too small as they must be strong enough to stand under great pressure.

They are wrapped tight and set aside.

The base is measured, planned and then cut.

Then sanded, sealed, polished and set aside.

When all the parts are ready, they are brought together. By force and pressure, they are joined by glue or secured into place by the hammer and nail.

What has the creator brought together?

Is the vision realized?

Does the piece of art choose what it is formed into?

Does it choose when the work is finished?

Does it choose where it is placed?

Does it choose when it is used?
In the Master’s hands, simple wood is recreated into a masterpiece. Fine and beautiful, useful and functional.

In the Master’s plan, it is given for use.

By the Master’s hand, it is created as a gift.

By the Master’s desire, it is used as needed.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”‭‭

Ephesians‬ ‭ 2:10 ‭NIV‬‬

You have been chosen and are being crafted as His masterpiece. No matter what stage of preparation you are at (and no matter how many times you go back into the workshop) you can trust God that He knows what He is preparing you for and how to use you when it is time.

You are His Masterpiece.

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