Early this morning while I was journalling, a verse popped into my head.
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which he prepared in advance for us to do – Ephesians 2:10
I did some digging around and found out that the word workmanship comes from the Greek word poiema. This is where we get the English word poem from.
Now this just blew me away.
I am not much of a poet and I admit, I don’t know many poets. But what I do know is that all great poets have the ability to put to paper their vivid imaginations in a way that flows beautifully. One thing is for sure though, all great poets operate under human imagination (yes I also agree that God through the Holy Spirit can and has inspired many poets too).
God on the other hand, when He imagines something, it becomes alive. It is real, active, existent, epic. His thoughts and imaginations are realised. God thought of you and you came to being. God dreamt of you and you came alive. You are His poiema – His poem. And if you are his poem, He has memorized you and knows every intricate detail about you.
Just like a poet remembers the different words and sentences that make up the verses of the poem, in the same way God remembers everything that concerns you. Psalm 139: 18 says How precious it is, O Lord, to realise that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.
As you read this, be encouraged that God is interested in you. He is interested in everything about you, in all you do and in what you are doing right now in life. You are always in His heart and on His mind. Sometimes we may doubt this truth because of circumstances around us (or because of our erratic emotions). But don’t let the enemy steal this truth from you! You are a beautiful poem written by the mighty God! And you, my friend, are a poem worth reading.
Prayer: Lord I thank you that I am your poem. Thank you for revealing this truth to me. Help me to remember this truth at all times, especially when things appear to be going wrong. Amen.