By wisdom the Lord laid the earth's foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew. Proverbs 3:19-20
Some people make works of art with paper and pen or a brush and a canvas. Others turn a lump of clay into something truly remarkable. Then, there is Erik Varszegi. His art form is something you can find in most kid's playrooms - Legos.
As a Lego Master Builder, he spends his days designing and building giant sets made of those plastic construction toys. His grandest achievement has to be a 5 million-brick Star Wars X-Wing fighter, that to this day stands as the largest Lego model ever made.
Sets like these don't happen by luck or on accident. They don't suddenly appear out of thin air. Blocks aren't just jammed together randomly with no rhyme or reason. If I was attempting to build one, perhaps this might be the case, but it isn't so for a Master Builder.
Hours of planning and tinkering go into an art project on that grand of scale. The thought and detail required to create these displays are what allows an idea to become a reality. Every piece has a purpose. Every block placed precisely where it needs to go.
As we read today's passage, we catch a glimpse of the ultimate Master Builder - God Himself. What fueled God's creativity? Wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. Purpose and planning went into laying the earth's foundation. Examples of His work are all around us. We can't help but see God's fingerprints in creation, yet sometimes we struggle to recognize it in our lives.
You might not feel this way, I know I don't most days, but you're a work of art. Scripture speaks of you being God's masterpiece.
And because the Master Builder, through wisdom and understanding, created you it means you are intrinsically valuable. You're not a cosmic accident or mistake. Even your flaws and scars become beautiful when they touch Christ's redemption.
And just like those Lego blocks Erik uses in his sets, you are part of something much bigger than yourself.
You are a piece of the grander story God is telling through His creation. Scripture speaks of the body of Christ being made up of many different parts. You're included among them, which means you have a purpose and a story. God placed you in your circumstances and gave you a sphere of influence for a reason. Knowing you’re an integral piece leads you to a peace that passes all understanding.
What makes it challenging to see the thought and purpose God used to create you?
God, You made me beautiful, even if I don't believe it so. In Your great wisdom, You created the heavens and the earth, and You also breathed life into me. May I not take this truth lightly, but let it transform the way I see myself. In Your name, Jesus. Amen.