Setting the Angel Free

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St. Peter's BasilicaArtist, architect, an sculptor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is one of the most renowned artisans of all time. Two of his most famous statues, Pietà and David, were created before he turned thirty. His paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, as well as his architectural design of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, are among the most recognized works in the world.

Michelangelo had this to say about his craft…

I saw the angel in the marble, and carved until I set him free.

What a beautiful description of God’s relationship with his children. Using the circumstances of life as His chisel, God knocks the rough edges away, and sculpts us into the works of art He wants the world to see in us.

So for today, here’s a reminder:

The God who began a good work in you has promised to complete it.
When He sets you free, your reflection will be the beauty of His Son, Jesus.

"Michelangelo's Pieta 5450" by Stanislav Traykov - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo%27s_Pieta_5450.jpg#/media/File:Michelangelo%27s_Pieta_5450.jpg

“Michelangelo’s Pieta 5450” by Stanislav Traykov – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo%27s_Pieta_5450.jpg#/media/File:Michelangelo%27s_Pieta_5450.jpg

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