There’s something special about crafting something that took a lot of sacrifice. This can be from playing sports, to learning an instrument, to working on a masterpiece. These things take time, energy, and motivation. They don’t just happen. Ever. In fact, it’s an impossibility. When we put blood, sweat, and tears into learning something the payoff is absolutely magnificent!
Paul tells the Ephesians that we are God’s workmanship. Think about that for a moment. God, when we were dead in our own trespasses, made us alive together with Christ! By grace God saved us and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Paul says that we are saved by grace through faith. . . “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 ESV).
God takes pride in his children–his workmanship. We are his and he is ours. We belong together and God created us for good works. Our accomplishment in this brings everything back to God. We become one with God and Christ through his Grace. When we realize the value of our worth we are encouraged to work hard for the sake of others.