For we are his masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life. (Ephesians 2:10 ISV)
Who are we? We are God’s masterpiece. We are His greatest work of art. Just like any other artwork, He painstakingly, lovingly, and expertly made us. So, we are not just made, but wonderfully made. We have to fully understand that you and I are different from the rest of creation by virtue of excellence. We are the only ones in the whole creation who are like Him. We possess His character. What is the purpose of our salvation? Some will say, “So we can go to heaven”. It is true that, as Disciples of Christ, we will go to heaven, but that is not the purpose of our salvation. The purpose is for us to do good works. Our purpose is to serve God and men. We are to do good works to each other. We are privileged to do good works to everybody: at home, at work, in school, and, especially, to the community of the faithful. It is how God prepared us, to do good works. That is why we are given the abilities and talents, so we can serve one another in love. What then is our destiny? We go to heaven. That is where we are going. Brethren, fulfill the purpose of our salvation to serve with love!