There lived a man in a tiny apartment
who died in extreme poverty.
At some point in his life,
he had even been homeless, living on the streets.

This man never had any successes to speak of,
nor any noted victories.
He lived and died
      as just another face in the crowd.

After the funeral,
some family members went to his little run-down apartment
to clear out his belongings.
They found a painting hanging on the wall,
so they decided to sell it at a garage sale.

The woman who bought the picture took it to a local art gallery
for an appraisal and was shocked to discover
that the painting was extremely valuable.

The piece of art that hung for so many years
in a little run-down apartment
had been painted by a famous artist
who lived in the early 1800s.

The woman decided to auction off that painting
and ended up selling it for several million dollars!

Just think of how that poor man's life might have changed
if he had known the value of what he possessed.
He was a multimillionaire and didn't even know it!

                              So many people today
                              are living with priceless treasure inside,
                     
 and they don't even know it.

                              You are God's own masterpiece,
                              created by the most famous artist of all.

                              That means you are not ordinary
                      or average.

              When God created you,
              He went to great lengths
              to make you exactly the way he wanted you.

You're not meant to be like everyone else;
God designed you the way you are for a purpose.

      Everything about you is unique
      and everything about you matters:
              when you understand your value
              - not only who you are,
                      but to whom you belong.

Realize today
that because you are extremely valuable,
      when you respect yourself you are honoring God.

              
Remember, you are chosen and hand-picked by God.

                      You are God's own masterpiece . . .
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Acknowledgements:
-God’s Own Masterpiece
~Unknown
Contributed by Ewa Rutkowskiewa
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

Questions and comments welcomed.
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