How do masterpieces begin?

At our first meeting, Pam asked, “Do you feel like a masterpiece?”

No, many silently answered. At least, not often. Maybe not even half the time.

The private confession echoed through Table Time, as we came up with adjectives to describe a masterpiece. Our table leaders then asked:

Would you use these adjectives to describe yourself?

A masterpiece. Unique. Treasured. Carefully crafted.

Wonderfully Made.

Pam continued, “How do masterpieces begin?”

A paint splatter on canvas. A line of pencil on a page. An accidental wrong note.

A Cheerio on the floor.

“Masterpieces,” Pam continued, “start as a mess. And over time, they become something beautiful.”

We were reminded that through the mess, something beautiful is crafted. Out of mayhem, a masterpiece blooms.

“You’re in the middle of your story,” Pam said. “There is a reason for these messes. Maybe we don’t see it yet. But we are becoming that great masterpiece.”

Did you have a moment this week where you paused and thought: “Mess? Or Beauty?” Were you able to find the beauty in the mess?

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One thought on “How do masterpieces begin?

  1. One of the girls at my table commented that the difference between Gods masterpiece (us) and a physical piece of art is that art created by people is static, never changing. We as Gods masterpieces are ever changing and constantly being refined and improved. I thought that was really well said. and Even if we dont feel like at master piece now we are a work in progress prefectly created by God for his purpose and to him we ARE a masterpiece even in the middle of what we call a beatutiful mess.
    Corinn

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