Have you heard that the price of artworks when an artist dies will increase? We’ve heard that many artists are under appreciated when they are alive. I’ll share with you one of those stories.

That held true for abstract painter Cy Twombly, who died in 2011 at the age of 83. Before 2011, the highest auction price for a Twombly painting was $8.7 million at Sotheby’s in 2005. Auction prices following Mr. Twombly’s death reached $70.5 million for a painting at Sotheby’s in 2015, and 14 other works have earned $15 million or higher.

Mr. Twombly proved an exception for basically two reasons: “He was an underappreciated artist, and people really understood how few works there were on the market,” says Megan Fox Kelly, a New York City-based art adviser. “Prices went up and, if you wanted a Cy Twombly, get in line.” (Article from

While I was praying this morning, those words in Ephesians 2:10 were in my mind. We are His masterpiece!

Just take a few minutes and think of all the wonders we see everyday that God created in nature. I’m always amazed by the colors of the skies, the sea, a variety of flowers and many other things.

But you are His masterpiece. God is eternal. The value of His artwork has no limits and is given by his omnipotence.

God formed you in the womb and made you with a given purpose. He gave you all your skills, and abilities. God created you by his image.

If you can truly understand what a masterpiece you are, with a unique purpose in life, you’ll be passionate about who you are in the kingdom of God. You’ll want to be who God created you to be, you’ll never look at this world’s design, what society wants you to be.

Your value is determined by Christ’s sacrifice at the cross. You are the masterpiece of all God’s creations, so you’re amazing! That’s the best thing you can be.

Let’s pray to the Lord giving thanks for all His love and for being God’s masterpiece. Let God help us through his Holy Spirit to remember each day who we are. Let’s surrender our lives to God for our purpose be fulfilled.

Do I see myself as God’s masterpiece?

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