"For we are His workmanship (poema) created in Christ Jesus for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10
We come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of us are married and some are single. Although we live all over the world we can sit and talk to each other about a common love. This common love, our common bond, is that we are children of the Living God, and Jesus Christ is our Savior. He has washed us with the blood He shed on the cross for our sins. He has redeemed us from all manner of sin. Only Jesus loves us unconditionally.
Some of us have led peaceful lives free from pain or shame. Also amongst us are some who have been rescued from a hell so heinous that, when we remember the circumstances, tears well up inside and we tremble. Yet… when we remember WHO we now belong to, a sigh escapes and a silent prayer of gratitude is whispered.
There is nothing in this world that we want more than having every one of our family members and friends come to the saving faith that comes with knowing our Lord. And, when we pray for ourselves, it is to draw ever closer to Him and to give Him the glory in all things.
He has taught us to encourage each other, build one another up, and to share one another's burdens. We pray and then stand back with hands lifted in praise to the Prince of Peace who listens to every word, whether spoken or thought. We are never out of His sight or mind and He sees all that we do. Our names are written on the palms of God’s hands and every tear we cry is put in a bottle. When we fall or think we’ve failed, God is there. He is ever our Father, waiting for us to confess our weakness. He gives us His strength for another day.
Jesus Christ – Savior – Creator –Shepherd - Redeemer. He is our Righteousness, our Healer, and our Provider. He sanctifies us, leads us, covers us. He is our LORD of Lords and KING of Kings. Nothing is hidden from Him. We will rejoice for all eternity because we know that, while we are frail, Jesus is our strength. When we mourn, Jesus is our comfort. When we celebrate life, Jesus is our song. During our struggles, it is He who gives us peace. When Jesus Christ whispers, "Child," we, who know His voice say, “Yes Lord speak.”
Let’s honor Him today and every day. Let's read the Word of God and teach His words to our children and grandchildren. Let’s share His love with our friends and neighbors in the same way He did by loving them, being kind, and taking the time to sit and just listen.
Yes, my friends, we are His workmanship--His Poem. Let the fragrance of His love for us be the fragrance that we share with each other and, to a world that doesn’t know Him, it is our calling.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19 & 20
by Eve Montano