Works of art mesmerize, capture, draw out words and feelings of awe, appreciation, and so much more.
The beauty of the Pieta, Monet and Matisse, the wonder of a fine piece of furniture — to mention just a few.
The finished product radiates.
However, the process leading to the final product takes time, talent, patience, and perseverance.
Michelangelo labored over a slab of marble for two years to finish the Pieta.
The wisdom of later life stands on the growth and pain and molding of many years.
Who would not want to be the sculptor who chiseled the Pieta?
Who would not want to be the carpenter who made a fine piece of furniture?
But how about being the piece of marble which needs to be chiseled?
But how about being the wood which needs to be cut and sanded?
People in our life can be the sandpaper which refines us, when and if we are patient.
People in our life can be the sculptor who chisel us and take away the rough edges, turning us into works or art!
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2.10 NLT