“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
If we’re his handiwork then we’re not our own handiwork.
This is relevant.
For the world is more and more convinced that they must make something of themselves. And we are not immune from the trap. We hear the silliness so often that instead of laughing at it we begin to forget the joke. We begin to forget the absurdity and folly. We forget the punch line.
We are not our own handiwork.
Formed, crafted, created.
These are not our words but the words of Him who spoke water and there was water, who spoke of the deeps and the mountains.
And then spoke us. Spoke you. Spoke me.
There is no punchline here. There is awe.
Spoke and then dipped His hands in the mud. Made you and made me.
Crafted, created, formed.
Our purpose is not a hidden mystic jewel.
Our destiny is not some universal energy source.
We have our call, our instructions, our purposes – prepared in advance by the One who saw you before you saw the wide world.
We can breath here. Open space and it’s not on us to make ourselves.
We are not charged with making ourselves.
This is important today. Because the wide world will say otherwise.
But the wide world is tired.
They’ve stopped laughing at the joke and begun to believe we must create ourselves.
Let us show the handiwork around us rest by our strength.
For how free we are to act when we no longer have to build our destiny, construct our purpose, or create our very being.
We are what we are and what we are is from God.
And this is a great purpose.