Have you seen Leonardo Da Vinci’s autograph on paintings? Or Elvis Presley’s? The fact that such a famous or talented person signs something makes the object full of value and often worth a lot of money. These works of art are usually called masterpieces and placed in beautiful museums for all to enjoy.
We ourselves are also works of art! But not only are we works of art, we are signed by the greatest, artist the universe knows! The signature goes something like this… “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.” Jeremiah 31:33. What is God’s law? If we take a few moments to search this out we will find that God’s law is his signature, not as an arbitrary rule book that he commands us to follow but with it, he tells the universe who made us and to whom we belong. When God’s law speaks love, mercy, goodness, freedom and respect towards others, we know and understand that this is the character of God. We know that we are sons and daughters of God and therefore, we have infinite value. Knowing God’s signature and being able to recognize it allows us the freedom to trust that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) and that God wants to be intricately woven into the daily fabric of our lives (verse 16).
We are God’s masterpieces signed by his own hand. This is a forever reminder that the one who placed that signature on us is also able to reach in and heal, restore, rebuild and energise with love and power from the Holy Spirit. We are described as a temple that holds the most precious gifts that God has given us. “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) As a signed masterpiece, it is no wonder that we are told that we are temples, houses for the gift that produces the best results in our lives. Results such as ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;’ Galatians 5:22.
God’s signature on ourselves is a fact, like knowing that $100 is still $100 even if you found it in the mud. But recognizing that fact, is our choice, and allowing God’s spirit to work in us and through us is another choice that we need to make because that is one of the reasons we are wonderfully made. Let’s choose to believe that we are precious in God’s eyes, choose to believe that we were created for more than we can possibly imagine and choose to believe that God is closer to us than we know for he wants to live in us.
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. …. “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Dr. Seuss