God's Masterpiece of Living Stones

yellow man made of LEGO bricks
In addition to bringing classic sculptures to life with LEGO® bricks, The Art of the Brick offers guests original pieces of art. Nathan Sawaya, the artist behind these creations, said his goal is to elevate a childhood toy we all know and love to a higher place of art. -- Photo, courtesy of The Art of the Brick

In The Art of the Brick exhibit, Nathan Sawaya uses only LEGO® bricks to create art forms, some original, some representations of the world's master artists.

Sawaya's work exceeds efforts by master builders, young and old, who for years have used LEGO bricks to construct original, super heroes or Star Wars scenes. Sawaya's accomplishments with LEGO bricks is more than child's play; he creates awe in contemporary art circles. People around the world praise him.

CNN heralded, “The Art of the Brick is one of the top must-see exhibits in the world!”

While people admire Sawaya's genius in The Art of the Brick exhibit, currently on display at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Christians may see in it an application to God's current work in progress.

God is building small and large works of art in believers and with believers.  We are God's handiwork, we are the body of Christ, we are living stones being build into a spiritual house.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it (I Corinthians 12:27 NIV)
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5 NIV).
Jesus is the chief cornerstone of the spiritual house under construction. As believers become available, God collects these "living stones," adding each to the foundation of the prophets and apostles, each placed in a uniquely designed position within the body of Christ for the common good.

Since God uses living stones, instead of lifeless colorful bricks, he will be able to unveil enhanced features not seen or heard in previous accomplishments, such as the Grand Canyon or Milky Way.

Peter writes the massive structure of living stones will be a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to give God sacrifices ... of praise.

When God's masterpiece is complete, it will be one of the top "must-see" exhibits in the universe. He will deserve our praise. I hope to see you there. 


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