Quite recently, I walked through a shopping mall and an unusual crowd in front of a departmental store drew my attention. In curiosity, I drew myself to the action spot. Lo, it was a remarkably-ingenious artist who was the star of attraction.
The artist in his flagrant show of ingenuity, at a very quick speed, drew near split images of everybody who sat across his table. The race, sex, gender and age of recipients didn’t matter. Hence the crowd stared in awe.
Just as I pondered about the talent imbued in this artist and the deliverables he churned out, the excellency of the creator and the lord of lights dawned on me. The Lord of hosts and the maker of every good and perfect gift, who’s the artist of heaven and earth, crafted the greatest masterpiece – the new creature made after his image and abilities (James 1: 17-18, 2 Cor. 5: 17-18).
The new creature is God’s exact split image in terms of ability and disposition. In artistic terms; a collector’s item.
To this end, the new creature is made to attract attention to the glory of his artist. In other words, just as I was drawn by my curiosity to the action spot where the artist flagrantly displayed his ingenuity the world is meant to be drawn to the flagrant display of God’s glory through our lives. We’re God’s hand work through Christ to perform excellently in all we do (Eph. 2:10)
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5: 14-16 NIV)