Some of you may have received a flake from me with "Eph. 2:10" written on it. That's a favorite verse from Ephesians in the New Testament Bible, which says:

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)

The word I really like there is "handiwork," which is translated from the Greek word poiema, a word translated in other Bible translations/paraphrases as:Snowflake

  • masterpiece
  • workmanship
  • accomplishment
  • work of art
  • heaven's poetry etched on lives name a few.

This Scripture text encourages and esteems us as God's true works of art (and some of us are a "real piece of work"!). We are each beautifully original, and uniquely crafted for a unique purpose. You might say we're God's handiwork, cut-out for a special work! (See the connection with flakes?).