We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it! Ephesians 2:10 TPT
Poetry is something beautiful that humanity has used over time to give feelings expression. With poetry, the intensity is also placed upon ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. Of course, we all have fallen under the spell of a poem at one point or another. Timeless, precious, and touching feelings permeate into our hearts, making an echo in the deepest corner of our souls. When a single distinct meaningful element of our speech and writing combined with a profound feeling, it gives birth to a single unmistakable conceptual unit of language. Whose sole purpose is to touch every unique fabric of that complicated, yet mesmerizing thing we dare to call a heart.
It is, nevertheless, evident that words, when placed together form sentences, which in turn gives structure to ideas, that shape messages. With that said, a straightforward message can touch and transform someone’s life. “We have become his poetry…” The Apostle Paul wants to remind us that we, who once were corpses (Eph. 2:1), have not only gained life through the sacrifice of Jesus (Eph. 2:4), but we’ve equally become God’s poetry. That is a powerful declaration, a strong concept, and even a transforming reality.
We are God’s distinct and meaningful elements on Earth. Our purpose is to bring forth an accurate, yet straightforward, picture of the Father’s endless and timeless message of infinite love and extravagant grace towards his creation. God’s intent for humankind is that “he does not want any to perish but all to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) According to Scripture, “We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world…” (2 Cor. 5:20). The big question here is this: what’s that message? Of course, the answer is Salvation in Christ alone, fellowship with the Father, and eternity with God. With that said, other questions arise, such as: how distinct and meaningful is my life? Can people look at me and see Christ? Is my life bringing meaning to the lost, the least, and the hurt? Well, my sincere answer to these questions is that I am still a work in progress. In the meantime, as the Holy Spirit unfolds his transforming power in and through me, daily surrender occurs. Through sincere yielding, people around us will get a glimpse of the power, the love, mercy, and grace of God’s redeeming love.
The Scriptures say, “We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us…” The phrasing, ‘a re-created people,’ goes far beyond the idea of a particular change in our lives, but instead, it conveys the reality of complete transformation into a new being. To create is to cause something that existed only on our mind and soul to come into existence. Therefore, the truth that we are ‘re-created’ in Jesus means that we have become something new due to the death and resurrection of Christ. In other words, our lives have become a brand new canvas in which the Artist of Artists with wisdom and superb masterpiece draws. Delicately but firmly, He utilizes the colors of grace, mercy, and charity to produce in our lives utterly unique landscaping.
Therefore, like brand new re-creations of ourselves, we’ve been given an original plan, purpose, and destiny. Hence, abundant life does springs where there was barrenness. Similarly, where there was no purpose, a God-given-God-appointed future awaits us. Recall that God once told the prophet, Jeremiah, that his plans for us are to prosper us, to give us a future, and hope (Jer. 29:11). Isn’t it amazing to know that God planned our destinies before we even existed? Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you to rest. And when everything is ready, I will come back and take you to myself so that you will be where I am” (John 14:2). This promise, therefore, implies that our destiny is to spend eternity with Jesus before the Father’s majestic and splendorous presence.
Furthermore, we have a glorious destiny ahead of us; that sole knowledge should produce in us a firm resolution to do those good works he pre-planned for us. We are to do them not only with excellence but with love, filled with compassion, and showered with grace towards the broken. Thus, as we’ve experienced God’s first-hand grace and mercy, we should be ready to extend it to those who desperately need it.
Obviously, “We have become his poetry….. a re-created people…” This phrase should make you ask yourself some questions such as, what do these words produce in you? What resonates with your spirit when you consider the fact that you are God’s poem to a broken and lost world? Does your heart quiver to the reality that you have been re-created to fulfill God’s perfect and unique destiny for your life?