Jigsaw lessons

I remember a time when I was given a 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzle showing a gorgeous scene from the Italian Alps. I love puzzles and got right to it with enthusiasm. Little did I suspect what life lessons lay in store for me as I studied and shifted and clicked those pieces into place.

I was amazed at the variation of colors, light, and shade—glorious hints of Soul’s perfection and beauty.

Often a piece would look as though it should fit in a particular place, but tiny differences made that impossible. How many times are we tempted to push, prod, or otherwise manipulate people, things, or events, only to find that this just doesn’t work. Making things perfect isn’t our job. God has already done it.

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Spiritual Lens
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
December 23, 2013

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