Last week’s post was about putting the puzzle pieces together. I shared why I was so resistant to my wife bringing home a puzzle. After prayer, The Lord showed me that my resistance towards Amy’s puzzle was pure selfishness. He used a puzzle to give me a truer sense of the meaning of family through the word COMMUNITY. Community starts first with the family and is to then radiate outside of the home. The Holy Spirit, not only taught me about community but also showed me that we are God’s puzzle pieces.
WE ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE
Psalms 139:13-14 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
As God’s puzzle pieces, the Bible points out that each of us are unique. I have two little girls and it is amazing how different they are from each other. Our oldest, Emma Grace, has a deep compassion for others and is always ready to extend the hand of friendship. She’s also our artistic one. She enjoys drawing and designing things but when it comes to picking up after herself that is a whole other story. Ella, on the other hand, is our industrious one. I call her daddy’s little helper because she loves to help. Ella often helps me when I’m sorting laundry, washing the cars, making the beds and even shoveling snow. Her sister will help provided you pay her. I guess she’s a business women. As parents, Amy and I do our best to foster their uniqueness and to teach them what the will of God is for their life. We don’t ever want to kill their spirit and how God has made them uniquely different. We don’t need mini clones of ourselves.