In the artist’s hands, paint becomes a masterpiece.
In the carpenter’s shop, wood is transformed into a beautiful table.
It is cleaned and prepared to be formed into the Master Craftsman’s vision.
It is cut.
It is pressed together.
It is sanded down.
Different 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.
Then sanded, sealed, and polished.
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.
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
My friend, you have been chosen and your life is being crafted into a masterpiece.
No matter what stage of preparation you are at (and no matter how many times you go back into the workshop), God knows what He is preparing you for.
Trust His vision and His heart.
You are His.