For we are God’s handiwork… (Eph. 2:10)
This text sits in the context of one of the most important statements made by the Apostle Paul in his letter to his friends in Ephesus. It is a teaching Paul gives about the nature of a relationship with God. He writes that the heart of being in a right relationship with God is grace. We don’t work our way to God. We can’t earn his love or favor. He made the decision to create and love us. He offers the gift of grace through Jesus. But that is not what this text is about.
Having clearly articulated the above, Paul writes that we are God’s “handiwork.” Some versions translate the word “workmanship”. The word in the Greek text is most closely related to our word “poem.” You are the creative expression of what God had on his heart. You are not what others think about you. You are not what you think about yourself. Your true self is God’s poem. Today, keep reminding yourself, “I am God’s handiwork.”