Time brings maturity of our physical. Externally we share in the progressive age process. Inside, we believe as Christians, we are being changed into something ‘better’.
A simple incident showed me……. I still have a long way to go.
I knocked over a small tray of very tiny craft beads. Working on a delicate project, the beautiful face of a Persian cat is emerging one tiny bead at a time. (This was a Christmas Gift from a granddaughter).
Beads spilled EVERYWHERE -across the floor – all through the fibres in the mat at my feet. Later, I found some had fluttered into my shoes and onto a nearby shelf. These beads are very small.
They are a challenge to work with. I need a magnifying glass to see them clearly.
With maturity and poise I stood up. I stamped my foot and loudly shouted ‘OH POOP!’ and burst into tears.
(My 6 year old self would probably have applauded).
I thank God I do not have a vocabulary of vile words but in that moment of frustration it sounded as if I shouted them ALL.
David helped me as with pan and brush we rescued most beads. It took a long time for me later to separate them from clinging finite specks of dust and carpet fibre.
I share this with humour today to encourage us all.
We are indeed a work in progress.
We need to keep travelling with the Lord. We must look higher for Divine Inspiration.
It is often the ‘little’ things that will reveal our need for His life-long maturing.
His Presence with us ensure that He will not give up. He will keep working on us.
Blessings and Grace to you and yours today.
Life is a journey.
L I V E !!