A beautiful work of art recently showed up on the closet door in our guest room/office. As you can see, in the attached pictures, it's a masterful rendition in red ink. I messaged a picture of the sketch to my daughter asking if she recognized the artist's handiwork.
My girl then suggested that maybe her father was the artist. She suggested that it looked like an attempt at a self portrait...and there were some obvious similarities with the way my husband combs his hair.
The husband wouldn't claim the masterpiece either.
This artwork reminds me of another artist. This artist had no problem taking credit for his creation. His work doesn't hang in museums, no awards were given to him for his skill or creativity. No tour groups pass by in awe of his work, yet this artist is willing to take credit for all of it--each individual piece to him is beautiful. The creator looks at the work of His hands and says, "It's good, and I have a purpose and a plan for you."
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) says this, "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
I know this for a fact because...I'm an autographed copy of His handiwork. And I know the artist--personally!