Your Life. God’s Artwork. Ephesians 2:10.
That’s the new slogan for my blog. It’s right up there in the fancy new header graphic. This passage of scripture moves me deeply. The traditional translation starts, “For we are God’s workmanship…”
That suggests that we are hand-crafted by God with care and intention. But there’s a level of depth behind that phrase that makes it even better. The Greek word that is translated as “workmanship” is poiema. That is the root from which we get our English word, “poem.” Stop and think about that a moment.
You are God’s poem.
You are a piece of art, hand-crafted by God. Like any piece of art you express something of the character of the Artist. You were made to communicate something good.
When you take the passage as a whole, this is what you get: You are a piece of art, handcrafted by God, to reflect the character of Jesus, and make a beautiful and positive difference in the world.
That moves me. Discovering exactly how to live life this way is the adventure of faith. I want to encourage you to discover how you are God’s artwork, and how you can live this out.