Sunday, August 26, 2007

Some assembly required

Do you ever feel like you're trying to live life without seeing the picture on the puzzle box? Or should these words should float above your head, "Some assembly required", like "I'm thinking Arby's"? It would seem, from our perceived reality, that our lives are often so out of control... or at least they feel that way. Much like, if you dumped the pieces of a Scrabble game onto a table. From first glance, it's just a jumble of letters. But if you look at it for a bit, you'll start to see words evolving right before you're eyes.

I think the same is true when God looks at our lives. Well, first, He knows what the picture on the puzzle is going to look like even before we were created. Blows your mind, huh?

See what, Psalm 139:12-14 (The Message) says,

"Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you're there!
If I go underground, you're there!
If I flew on morning's wings
to the far western horizon,
You'd find me in a minute—
you're already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
At night I'm immersed in the light!"
It's a fact: darkness isn't dark to you;
night and day, darkness and light, they're all the same to you.

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day."

Isn't that comforting to know? So, when life feels like mixed up Scrabble pieces, just remember, God knows you like a Creator would. If we came into life perfect, then what need would there be for a Savior? What then could we testify as to what He'd done in our lives? Kinda puts a whole new perspective on it, huh? It did for me too.


StaceyStace said...

Sometimes I think my puzzle pieces will always be jumbled up, but then I remember that He is the Author and the Finisher. I am so glad!

poet4him77 said...

You know, you are so right! I think, at least for me, I sometimes forget He knows not only my past, but my present AND future. Just like Jeremiah 29:11 says.