Sunday, October 9, 2016

Created to Create {Everyday Beautiful}

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
{Ephesians 2:8-10}

I love this. I'm not usually for knowing what a word is in the original language, because English often falls rather flat, but in this case I love knowing that the word translated as "workmanship" in the ESV is poema. The word that we get "poem" from. That appeals to the linguist in me - to think that God wrote a poem about love and grace and redemption and us, and that because of it we are free to co-create with Him simply for the joy of it, and not out of any obligation or debt. Beautiful.

This post is day 9 in my 31 Days series, 31 Days of Everyday Beautiful - for an introduction and more posts, head here.

1 comment:

Somer Floyd said...

Wow. Thanks for that insight on word meaning. What a beautiful concept.