Angel in the Marble - A Story of Michelangelo

When Michelangelo, the great artist-sculptor, was walking one
day outside the city of Florence, he saw a piece of marble and looking at it,
declared, "What God-like beauty you hide."

It is also reported that he said words to this effect: "I saw the angel in the
marble and chiseled until I set it free."

What great illustrations of how God sees you and me. He sees our potential—and
with his help what we can become, and what we can achieve with our life. He has
a perfect plan for you and me. He also sees our wounded-ness and wants to heal
us so we can be freed from the chains that bind us, and the unresolved issues
that hinder our becoming all that he has envisioned for us to be.

And as the marble yielded to Michelangelo's skillful touch, everyday we need to
yield and submit our lives to the even greater skillful touch of the Master
Sculptor so that we, too, will become more and more like Christ in every way.