Workmanship

Rovar is almost 5 years old–in 5 days we will celebrate God creating Rovar so intricately, wonderfully, and fearfully in His image. Rovar is accompanied by his mother.

Rovar was diagnosed with a very rare disorder called moyamoya disease, as well as thalassemia intermedia. Moyamoya is a cerebrovascular disease, which is caused by a blockage in essential blood vessels located at the foundation of the brain. Thalassemia intermedia is a condition that makes it difficult for Rovar’s body to produce functioning hemoglobin, a protein in his red blood cells that carry oxygen to his body in order for him to function. This lack of functioning red blood cells and hemoglobin (an essential piece in the red blood cells) is called anemia, which is a complication of thalassemia intermedia. 

Rovar is God’s masterpiece, a creation that he deeply cherishes and treasures. Ephesians 2:10 states, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” In Greek, the word “workmanship” is “poiema”, which means poetry. 

Ruth Chou Simons, an insightful author and artist, writes: 
Poetry is art. The best art is beautiful, unique, and treasured. The French artist Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” It is an expression of what is most valuable to the one creating. Art gives form to the most significant stories the artist seeks to tell. You are God’s art. You are the work of His hands–divine poetry made to bring glory to Him!”

We praise God for creating Rovar so beautifully. Ponder upon Isaiah 64:8, “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”