And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

 

Pieces of a Puzzle

Written by: Michael Herbert

 

Every life experience is a piece of a puzzle on our spiritual journey. Some we know are wonderful experiences that we want to remember forever while there are other experiences that are very painful and if it weren’t for the grace of God we’d be crushed by its immense weight. Although our life runs through pre-ordained seasons,yet we know that every experience that God allows is a calculated move by God in our spiritual journey to glorify him and to rid us of flesh.

Even experiences that appear on the surface to be mundane are pieces of a puzzle that need to place on the puzzle board of life or the puzzle would never be able to be completed. Every piece can be used by God to bring up at a later date to bring up as a testimony of his marvelous grace and mercy in our lives.

Like the fishes and the loaves, God does not waste any any experience or considers any experience useless even though we may claim they are uneventful. God carefully shapes and molds each puzzle piece with precise accuracy. Some pieces larger than others, but yet all pieces fit neatly on the board. Jeremiah 18 reminds us we are on a potter’s wheel.  Each experience is molded as well.

Some larger pieces are experiences God finds valuable, although there is a possibility we may disagree or fail to see the value in it. Nonetheless, it is God who pours out heaven into our lives in order to complete the puzzle. In At the end of our life’s journey, when we have taken our last breath or raptured out there is left for the saved and unsaved world alike a precious story left on a completed puzzle board how God was intimately in our lives and how his providence guided us all through our Christian walk.