Pastor’s Corner: God’s Poem

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.


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Trust in the Lord

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
    Family Life Christian Center

    Isaiah 31:1 speaks to us today saying, “Woe to those who rely on human strengths and resources instead of looking to


    Duval visits mine site and visits with local leaders

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Mila Besich-Lira
    Superior Sun

    Fred Duval, the Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Governors seat visited Superior last week.


    Superior Little League All-Star Roundup

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Little League All-Star seasons for both the 11/12 Division and the 9/10 Division came to end earlier this month in the respective District 4 tournaments.


    Superior Senior Baseball All-Stars are runners up at district tourney

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Senior Baseball All-Star team lost to Casa Grande in the Championship round of the AZ District 4 Senior Baseball Tournament.


  • Stories Just For You

    Sea Lions win eighth straight championship

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    The Sea Lions swim team hosted the Central Arizona League Championship Swim Meet on Saturday at the San Manuel Swimming Pool.


    Oracle protest makes national news, protest remains peaceful

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The small town of Oracle, Ariz. became known nationwide last week as it became a focal point of the immigration debate.


    Rios weighs in on protests

    July 16th, 2014
    by

    The Pinal County taxpayers dodged a bullet this past Tuesday as a game of political theatre became nothing but a […]


    Homeowners’ Tree Workshop and Firewise Education hosted; all Tri-Community invited

    July 15th, 2014
    by

    Learn how to properly select, plant and maintain trees for years of benefit and enjoyment. This workshop will help homeowners plant and maintain trees that live long and healthy lives, while


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather