I recently came across the original Blueprints for our home. And it struck me that building a home is much like building a life. The early stages of the home building process do not resemble the final product. Without the blueprints as a guide, the beginning of a build job simply looks like a hole in the ground.
Without the finishing touches, even the framed exterior seems like a cold box with holes cut into it. But little by little, things begin to take shape. And as the process continues, what the home will be, but is not yet…begins to emerge.
Much like the human frame…as The Beloved John reminds us in his testament…”Dear friends, now we are God’s children, and it hasn’t yet appeared what we will be. We know that when he appears we will be like him because we’ll see him as he is.”
It strikes me that IF God is willing to be patient in seeing us through to the final stages of completion, we would do well to seek to extend this grace to others and indeed ourselves. #quote Common English Bible