by Rick Pidcock
Have you ever stopped to consider what all 7 billion people on this planet have in common? No matter what country we are from, no matter what home we are born into, we are all born into this world as orphans.
We are all born fatherless. We are all born alone. We are all born into a more desperate, helpless condition than any of us could ever fully comprehend.
But the Story doesn’t end at helpless. In fact, for the believer, it doesn’t even begin at helpless. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” The word translated “workmanship” is “poema,” which is where our word “poem” comes from. This verse is pointing us to the reality that our lives are a poem, a Story, written by a Sovereign Author who called us out of our homelessness to be His children, before we were even born as spiritual orphans, so that we can extend that same grace to others. (more…)