Tessa reminds us to praise Jesus for the work of his hands and how beautifully he has made us all! 


Workmanship

Tessa De Vilbiss

“For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord!” Psalm 92:4-5
 
How beautiful is the Lord’s creation? His creativity is beautifully displayed in Big Sur, Yosemite, Austria, New Zealand…Yet “God created human beings, making them to be like himself.” (Genesis 1:27) We are the ones fortunate enough to be made in His image! Nature brings us back to the reality of the Father, but we reflect Him! What an honor.
 
Do we really praise God for these works of His hands? 
 
His work in people is just as great as Half Dome.
 
Lately I’ve noticed self-doubt that has creeped up in my life. This is mainly a faith issue, but also an identity one. 
 
We need not doubt ourselves because that is doubting Jesus.
 
“Did you really make me like this?” “Am I supposed to be this way?” are lies that the devil feeds us. We are the Lord’s work and made in His image. 
 
Praise Jesus for how He has made you!
 
Others are God’s workmanship as well. 
 
Are we praising Jesus for the works of His hands? 
 
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.” CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory
 
Everyone is extraordinary because we all represent the image of God and a facet of His being. He is infinite, so how much can others teach us about Him!
 
Praise Jesus for His workmanship. That we, of all of the creatures of the land, get to reflect the One who was, and is, and always will be.

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