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‘Poiema’


Amsterdam, Holland Credit: Werner Kunz/Flickr/Creative Commons

Amsterdam, Holland Credit: Werner Kunz/Flickr/Creative Commons

Sometimes I like to write poetry or prose. It is my way of expressing myself and connecting to God. It’s often easier for me to write down what I’m feeling than to speak about it.

I suppose one could say this is how God made me, and so writing has remained a fairly constant thread throughout my life.

Interestingly, I found out last week the Greek word for poem is ‘poiema’. Well this was new to me!

Upon further digging, I also discovered this is the exact word Paul chose to use in Ephesians 2:10 when he said:

“For we are His workmanship (poiema), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (NKJV)

To think that we are God’s poem, His work of creativity, really highlights this scripture for me.

The New Living Translation says, ‘we are His masterpiece’, which brings across how unique He made us all. We are created in His image (Genesis 1:27) and we are His work of art. All we are and all our gifts are freely given so we can walk them out in our lives.

It is His workmanship enabling us to do the good works He prepared long ago. This is truly ‘poeima’, a thing of beauty for me and for you.

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2 Comments

  1. C Mc says

    What a wonderful thought … that we are God’s amazing poetry and His masterpiece. Thank you for sharing this.

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