Years back I was taught to memorize Ephesians 2:8-9. It speaks of how every one of us have been saved by grace through faith, and that it is not something we alone can work ourselves towards, but it is a beautiful gift from God should we be willing to receive it.
However as wonderful as that truth is, it never quite did it for me. Not that grace wasn’t enough, because I’m well aware of how messed up I am. But I had this gnawing feeling of… Well, now what? I had been saved by grace through faith, just like the next dude. So very ordinary.
But then I discovered the very next verse. Ephesians 2:10 which says that we are “God’s Workmanship”.
That word workmanship comes from the Greek, poema.
Every human being is God’s poem. Artwork. Masterpiece.
God is the Master Artist.
Who creates not with paint and sculpture, but with living flesh and spirit.
There is nothing ‘ordinary’ about that which has been created by the hands of the Master Artist