Yesterday, my daughter was asking about carbon dioxide and oxygen. She wanted to know how the trees made oxygen. Is carbon dioxide poisonous? How long would we live if there were no trees? As I was driving, I kept thinking about the process. Truthfully, I had no strong answers for all these questions.
And then I decided to answer my daughter. All I could come up with was this,
“That is how God made it.” She seemed to be content with that answer.
The real answer is Photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the name of the process by which plants turn sunlight into food. The byproduct of that process is oxygen. Good, now we can continue to breath!
The Word – workmanship
The Worth – God made trees. He made the plants as well. These living and green organisms are essential to life for us. I love it that God was detailed in His workmanship of this world.
I find it extremely difficult to think that our world and all of the creatures and plants that inhabit it are here by accident or evolution.
God made it all. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
You know what else is considered God’s workmanship?
Me. And you.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
The word handiwork or workmanship, could also be replaced with masterpiece. In this verse, the word created is the verb. God created us to be His masterpiece!
I am a masterpiece!
Not a piece of junk.
Not an after thought.
No, I am fantastic and wonderful in my creation. God designed me perfectly.
The Work – Who am I? I am God’s workmanship. A product of His hands.
So now I get to go out into my world and do the good works that Jesus has for me to do.
This is how I will bring glory to God, by being who I am; His workmanship.
Last thought: What if the Mona Lisa was stashed away in a cellar somewhere?
The world would be missing a masterpiece.
Is your world missing its masterpiece?
You know I often think of God as the Potter. I know when things go wrong for me, I ask the Potter what masterpiece is He forming me into and for what purpose. I know as an artist, there are cracks in pottery, a wrong brush stroke on the canvas, a flaw. If there is an imperfection to what we are making we go back to make it perfect. Tim is right, God made each of us and He is making us into His masterpiece. I think in todays world people try to form themselves into what they think God wants us to be and we need to release that and open to what God is working us into. Thanks Tim for the reminder.
You are welcome. I mostly wrote it to remind me but I am glad God had other plans!