From a WEC friend
Walking with God is like putting together a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle with a water-damaged box top. We know there is a grand design, and we have even been given an idea of what it is. We can see lots of the pieces, although some are buried under the piles and others are still upside-down. What we can’t always see is how it all works together into one picture. So we keep looking and moving one piece at a time. Studying His Word, spending time asking Him for guidance. Trying different areas. Slowly, the puzzle comes together. Sometimes there is a hole here or there where we (or some previous puzzle-doer) lost a piece. There comes a time when it looks impossible to fit that many loose pieces into the gaps left in the frame. But they do fit. A stray piece shows up under the table. And at the end, we see a masterpiece. God is putting together the masterpiece of all creation, and the mini-masterpieces of my life and yours. I pray that we may see it coming together, and not get discouraged by the pile of pieces that doesn’t yet fit. And keep plugging ahead in what He has given us to do now.