They dangle and sparkle and have many different aspects to them. We bought them while on vacation in the northeastern part of our state and were made by a local artisan in the area where we were staying. They are the workmanship of her hands. They bear the signs and imprint of her creativity and design, her thought and execution. They are mine, but they were hers before they were mine.
The Scriptures tell us that as Christians, we are the product of a Workman as well:
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10
We are the workmanship of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He has created us in "righteousness and true holiness", unto the Glory of God. Our spirits, joined to the Holy Spirit through our faith in the Lord Jesus, have been created as "new creatures". The old things have been passed away and we have become new. We are intended to bear the signs and imprint of our Creator's creativity and design, His thought and execution, His sacrifice and His love. Those looking upon our lives are meant to be able to tell the "Artisan" who has created us for we were "before ordained" that we should walk in good works that would clearly identify us as His.
May all who look upon us be able to tell the design of our Workman's and that we belong to Him.