My friend, may I ask you a question? As we consider the puzzle that has been our life, and some of the mismatched pieces that we’ve vainly tried to fit together, is it natural to wonder how God perceives it all?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner?
I needed to do some repairs recently on that 42 year-old car I own. Fortunately my son Dan had access to a hydraulic lift so I was spared the rigors of crawling underneath a rusty, old car. As the car began to lift into the air, its underside became visible. It was a sight that I hadn’t seen often over the years; as I’m so used to crawling under it with nothing but a work light to light a small part of the car’s underside at a time. But now the whole underside became visible at once and I had to admit I was kind of shocked. There was a lot more repairs needed than what I was expecting. Being able to see the whole picture shed a very different light on the scale of the work needed.
To God our lives are like that. We see a small part of the picture, but He sees the whole picture.
Here’s a thought from Allen Cook: “I recently had the opportunity to watch a thirteen-year-old boy named Kyle work on a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle were a little larger than the ones that I enjoy doing, but that is completely understandable. Kyle is a severely mentally impaired teenager, who suffers from seizures, and as a result has poor motor skills. If you were to meet Kyle, his problems would be immediately obvious; yet there he was, successfully taking individual pieces, finding their place within the puzzle, matching the notches, and gradually making the fragmented picture whole again. Life, in general, has certainly not been easy for Kyle and his family as they lovingly work to put the pieces of his life together to help him be all that he can be in spite of many difficulties. To understand Kyle’s perspective, I needed to see the puzzle from his point of view.
The God of Heaven is a Master at using the weak things of this world to bring glory to Himself. After all, He chose us to be His children. The Bible tells us that when we are weak, God is strong. As we consider the puzzle that has been our life, and some of the mismatched pieces that we’ve vainly tried to fit together, it’s natural to wonder how God perceives it all. Like my old car on that lift, God sees things in our lives in a way that only His perfect perspective can see. We guess and conjecture; He knows. In the end, if it’s going to get fixed, it’s the whole picture that matters.
We pray. Heavenly Father. You are the Master of all mankind and sovereign at using the weak things of this world to bring glory to Yourself. You chose us to be Your children. You have told us that when we are weak, You are strong. Forgive us Father when we consider the puzzle that has been our life, and the mismatched pieces that we’ve vainly tried to fit together, and we don’t commit our lives to You for help. We need to be reminded of how You perceive it all. You see things in our lives in a way that only Your perfect perspective can see. We guess and conjecture; You know. In the end, if it’s going to get fixed, it’s the whole picture that matters; the picture that only You can see. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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