Under construction by the Lord,
Pieced together in perfect accord,
Bit by bit, each part joined carefully,
Fitted and arranged with wisdom, tenderly.
As the Holy Spirit smoothes the edges,
And transforms His vessel into honour,
These changes, blessed by God's own touch,
Are wrought by His glorious power.
When God's final product is presented,
It will have been tested and proved.
Fired in the kiln of life's afflictions,
Refined and the impurities removed.
Though I can't imagine the end result as yet,
This work of art will someday be done.
Molded by the Potter with His very hands,
Lovingly crafted into the image of His Son.
August 22nd, 1995
Being confident of this very thing,
that He which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.
The word for "workmanship" in this passage is the Greek word "poiema", where we get our English word "poem". If you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you are God's poem, and He is still working on you!