Are You Puzzled?
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Jigsaw puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. A few are even three-dimensional. Some take long hours to put together, especially those with small pieces and shapes that are similar. It is often frustrating to find where a particular piece fits. But when the last piece is in place, the finished picture can bring a feeling of accomplishment.
God’s plans for our lives are also like puzzles. Each day is just a small piece of a big picture. We often have trouble figuring out how everything will fit together. There are times when we would like to change the arrangement of the pieces. If we could have our say, we’d choose a different way of doing things. But we realize that God has a reason for all that He does and that He works through changing circumstances.
Unlike our jigsaw puzzles, the finished picture of our life will not be revealed until we meet the Lord face to face. But the wait will definitely be worthwhile!
Our lives are not puzzling to God.
© Frances Gregory Pasch
Consider counting your blessings as you decorate your home and do your Christmas shopping. Sometimes we forget that many people are not as blessed as we are. Consider donating food to your church or local food pantry. Buy a gift for a child whom you know will not get presents. Invite someone who will be alone to join you and your family. The Lord says that when we do these things we are doing them for Him.
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Wishing you an uplifting week filled with God’s abundant blessings…..Fran