As we sit, shoulder-to-shoulder, this Thanksgiving with friends and family, may we feel blessed for all that we have received.
When looking around, it sometimes feels like we are all a puzzle piece to this God shaped world. That being, with all shapes and sizes interlocking to another puzzle piece. Once the puzzle is complete, the beauty of it is complimentary of all the shapes and sizes that were used. This is God’s phenomenal creative gift of art. The world he once created is now a functional world of people giving; people helping; people receiving; people administrating; people educating; and people discovering.
We’re all here as his people, of his design, to be instrumental under this one nation under one big God.
God is also the author, his paper laying before him, pen in hand of all the stories that go hand-in-hand with every puzzle piece.
The amazing part that will always be hard for us to comprehend is that God knew us before we were conceived. “The Lord called me before my birth. From within the womb, he called me by his name. He said to me, ‘You are my servant.’” Isaiah 49:1,3 TLB. “For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
It’s like God put us in his hand and softly announced to each of us, “This is your special blessed gift in life that I have given to you. Use your gift to the fullest, use it wisely, and expand as far as you can within your life span.” Looking around in his big-sized world, he knows where your specific puzzle piece will be of great service.
There isn’t a one of us who will ever know what lies ahead of us; we can only connect the dots from behind, while on our journey in life.
If asked, “What’s next for you in life?,” like most of us, we’d shrug our shoulders and wouldn’t know.
God holds that mystery piece in the palm of his hand. He unfolds it with much thought, and beautifully, right before our eyes, he displays it for all the world to see.
He equips us in different ways, educates us to have knowledge through our experiences of happiness and trials. He softens those moments and sometimes uses those as our work in the world.
God has the ultimate plan for his creation. He has the map and the compass for what direction we will all be going daily.