“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).
“For we are God’s handiwork.” The Greek word for handiwork is poiema. This is where we get the word poem or poetry. But the Greek word is better understood as God’s masterpiece or God’s artwork.
Think about that. You are God’s masterpiece. You were created for a purpose – to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The psalmist tells us, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful” (Psalm 139:13-14).
Imagine that. The God who created the heavens and the earth, the God who created the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, the God who placed the stars in the heavens, the God who created the beauty of the Milky Way thought that our world needed one of you too! Our world is incomplete without you.
So, here’s what that means. If you have a pulse, you have a purpose. God created you for this day, for this time, for this place so that through you God can demonstrate his amazing goodness, grace, and beauty. You are God’s masterpiece!!!
You are amazing because an amazing God created you.
Now get out there and do what God created you for.