In the art world, experts are always on the lookout for fakes and imitations. To the novice, a counterfeit can be mistaken for a masterpiece. However, an expert, someone who knows what to look for, can easily identify an original masterpiece.
Merriam Webster's Dictionary defines a Masterpiece as "a work done with extraordinary skill; especially : a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement". A Masterpiece is simply the best of a person's work. The climax of an artistic endeavor.
After God spent five days speaking the worlds into form, creating the universe, He prepared for the ultimate of His grand and divine design - You. When God created man, unlike anything else He had made, He made man unique and special. He made man in His own image.
"God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, ........." - Genesis 1:26.
God created us in His own image in that He endowed us with Spiritual, Intellectual and Moral likeness to Himself. He made us to be like Him. God created man to be an object of His love. This is why He took time to prepare all you'll ever need in the universe before bringing you on the scene. All creation displays God's glory but only man was created in God's image. Humans are God's representatives here on earth. He made us specifically to show His greatness and love.
"God created us to be like Him in nature and character"
We are not counterfeits. We are Genuine Masterpieces "painted" by the Master Artist. We are not imitations but the genuine article. No other living creature has this amazing uniqueness.
He loves you with such a love that He wouldn't stop in heaven without you; He was willing to give His life than see you perish. He knows everything detail and sees every secret tears. His heart is broken when you're hurt. He cannot bear to see you hew out broken cisterns when the Overflowing Fountain is always free to you.
Always remember this, in spite of what you believe or how you feel, You're Loved. You're the best version of You. He'll leave the 'ninety-nine' for you because you're the climax of all His creations. You're His Masterpiece!
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