Yesterday we had our last God's Girls gathering before Summer break.
I've really had a wonderful time with these precious little ladies for the past 4 month.
They are each special and unique.
They are sweet and kind and innocent.
I wanted to send them off for the Summer with the knowledge that they are God's Masterpiece.
Each one of them is a work of art!
I got some little wooden frames and when they arrived, they painted their frames.
They didn't know what they were for.
Their only guideline was that there had to be gold on their frame.
Then we gathered at the table with our tea cups and princess plates for mini pizzas,
tiny cupcakes and a discussion.
I found the most amazing museum collection books at the Goodwill Bookstore and couldn't pass them up!
For this occasion, I chose the Vatican Museum art to start our conversation about Masterpieces.
We looked at works of art by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael.
I asked them questions about the paintings and why they are considered Masterpieces.
Their responses were perfect!
"They took a long time to paint.
They are some one's best work.
They are perfected.
They are unique.
They took a lot of hard work."
Then we talked about another artist and creator - God.
We looked in the Bible to find verses that described God's works of art and found that his most precious work of art, his Masterpiece, is us!
I looked at each girl in the eyes, called them by name,
and told them individually that they are God's Masterpiece.
I had a stack of photos that I had taken of the group over the past 4 months
and asked them each to choose one for their frame.
On the back of their frame I put Psalm 8 which talks about God's amazing creation and art work, the heavens, the moons and stars, and with all of that, he still has us in the forefront of his mind at all times.
Out of all the incredible things God has made, we are his most valued Masterpiece.
Every Masterpiece is framed in gold in beautiful museums,
that is why I made sure they all added gold to their frames!
Do you know that you are God's Masterpiece?