Pastor’s Corner: God’s Poem

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Pastor, Oracle Church of Christ

Special to the Crier

Ephesians 2.10 says that we are God’s workmanship. The word translatedworkmanshipis the Greek wordpoieema. Our English wordpoemis just an anglicized form ofpoieema. We are God’s poem, a work of art.

When you create a work of art you don’t just dash it off; you come back to it and keep erasing and re-doing it until you get it just right. And that’s what God does with us, because he loves us and wants to get us just right.

Of course, the constant re-doing hurts. Sometimes we say, “Enough, already; can’t you just leave me alone?” But God, the artist, is hurting us with love. He knows pain is necessary if there is to be improvement, and so the rubbing out and re-doing will continue until the project is as nearly perfect as he can make it. That explains Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness. It also explains some of the rough patches in our individual lives.

If the rough patches in your life are too many and too close together, God can help.

We’re the Church of Christ, meeting in that little white building across from Mountain Vista School in Oracle: 2425 El Paseo.

Visit us Sundays for Bible study at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

Fred Patterson (4 Posts)

Fred Patterson lives in Oracle with his wife, Shelia, and does the preaching at the Oracle Church of Christ, 2425 El Paseo.  He came to Oracle six years ago after retiring from Mesa Community College where he taught reading and study skills. Fred was born near Pittsburg, PA attending schools in Castle Shannon, Gibsonia and Mars, PA.  He graduated from Clarion State Teachers College with a B S in Education, later obtaining a MA in education from ASU. Fred is married, with 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grand children with two on the way. He enjoys reciprocal visits with the family, working around the house, working out daily at Waldo’s gym and helping out at the Oracle Community Center--usually with a hammer, paintbrush, dishcloth or his tractor.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Town of Kearny thanks residents

    April 30th, 2015
    by

    Dear Town of Kearny Residents, The Town of Kearny Public Works Department would like to thank the community for their […]


    Teachers hatch chicks at Ray Elementary

    April 29th, 2015
    by

    First grade teachers at Ray Elementary have been hatching chicks in their classrooms for over 20 years now. This spring, […]


    Ray to register children for Pre-K

    April 28th, 2015
    by

    Ray School District will have its Pre-Kindergarten registration on Monday, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.


    Bearcats closing in on section title

    April 28th, 2015
    by

    Copper Basin News The sixth-ranked Ray baseball team maintained its hold on first place in the Section VI standings after lopsided wins against Gilbert Classical Academy and Hayden last week.


  • Stories Just For You

    Oracle Triangle L Ranch holds dedication

    April 28th, 2015
    by

    Owner, Sharon Holnback held an inaugural celebration and dedication gala recently. The Triangle L Ranch has expanded the area by […]


    Suspect Arrested for Marijuana Grow in Oracle

    April 23rd, 2015
    by

    On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 4:07 p.m. citizens from the Neighborhood Watch Program in Oracle reported suspicious activity at […]


    Triangle L Art Park to open in Oracle

    April 21st, 2015
    by

    San Manuel Miner Sharon Holnback, owner of the historic Triangle L Ranch, is proud to announce, after years in the making that her High Desert Art in Nature Park will


    Family of golfers

    April 21st, 2015
    by

    Three generations of Noriegas teamed up to tie for second place at the recent  Knights of Columbus charity golf tournament at SaddleBrooke Ranch.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather