Posted: April 25, 2017
The Mona Lisa is one of the most well-known paintings in the entire world. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, who is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time (who also painted the famous depiction of the Last Supper), the Mona Lisa is considered one of the greatest masterpieces to have ever been created. It’s estimated value today is somewhere around $790 million US dollars. Talk about an expensive masterpiece! I’m sure to da Vinci though, the Mona Lisa would now be priceless. It took him approximately four years of his life to complete.
The Bible tells us that we are God’s masterpiece. I love that analogy, because I picture God, the Creator of the Universe, lovingly and meticulously concentrating on creating each one of us, with a beautiful, valuable, final product in mind.
But once God created us, He wasn’t finished there. He wants us to choose to be made new in Christ, and do the good things He has planned for us in our lives.
To God, we are His most valuable creations, His most precious masterpieces, costing him the life of His Son so that we could have a relationship with Him. You are more valuable to God than any old Mona Lisa!
“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
Lord, thank you that you call me your masterpiece. Thank you that I was lovingly, purposefully created and made new in Christ, so I can follow your will for my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.