his signature design.
His own very creation,
the reason for his justification.
The artist marveled,
paintbrush flickering away.
Behold the formation,
the vision of the appointed day,
the start of liberation,
his longing for salvation.
He captured the images,
luminous in distinction,
soft kisses from the sun,
bright sparkle of the stars.
He stood proud,
eager for worldly acclaim,
eager for all to proclaim his name.
The appointed morning arrived,
when he put his queen on display,
it was the awaited"D-day",
the day for her crowning glory.
One by one,
they passed her by,
one by one,
with loud whispers and sighs.
The hours ticking into the night,
an old lady not bearing the sight,
shouted "Whats a queen without her crown?"
her face plastered with a frown.
An astounding revelation.
The artisan in haste to make a name,
had neglected to seal his beauty with a frame.
Another random thought that came to mind while in search of self expression. You see that work of art was a beauty to be beheld all along. The owner had spent time preparing, and working on it, to him it was priceless. Yet something critical was missing, something needed to make it complete, that last touch of finesse.
Thats the problem that many of us make, God has blessed us with so much in all wisdom, skill and understanding, to do that which He has placed us on earth for, but we are too eager to proclaim our name, so we do it all in a haste. Forgetting to consult with the great Creator Himself, we forget to ask Him for the right frame, the special frame, the divine frame needed to enhance our life, and convey its true worth to the world around us. Then we get disappointed when things dont work out right, when people dont understand our ideas, when things dont happen the way we want them to.
What good is a masterpiece without a distinct picture frame?
What good is a queen without her crowning glory?
Joseph was a man who never forgot his frame, even as a slave, Potiphar made him "overseer over his house". (Gen 39: 2-6)
Daniel never forgot his frame, and sought the God who revealed mysteries when he had to interprete King Nebuchadnezzar's dream. This led to his promotion even though he started as a slave in a foreign land (Daniel 2, 4)
Ask God to give you your own special picture frame, so that others may see your priceless worth, and esteem you in the same manner Jesus did. Dont ever dishonor your queen and let her out without her ornament of grace, and crown of glory!! (Proverbs 4)
Ask for your frame, and your true beauty in Holiness will be revealed in all Heavenly glory.