Kaleidoscope, by Becky Hunter

Becky Hunter

The Orlando Science Center has so many things that make God’s perspective on this world more obvious. I love that place. They have an area there designated for learning about kaleidoscopes. My grandson, Luke, spent lots of time there the other day, carefully placing many different colored shapes of plastic, sequins, bits of thread, thin strips of colorful paper and a leaf, on a lighted screen. Even with his very intentional placement of each item, the results were a hodgepodge. But high above his place of work, projected through the light and past reflective surfaces, those items made a beautiful symmetrical pattern on the wall.

It made me think about how we carefully we arrange the pieces of our lives: family here, work there, play here, rest there, friends here, causes there. We spend a lot of time getting those things, and more, arranged in a way that we prefer. And sometimes we get discouraged because even after our careful arranging, they still appear to be a hodgepodge, not coming together as we hoped. But high above our own efforts to get everything just right, we can see THE LIGHT is reassembling those pieces into new relationships with each other. And the pieces come together in ways we never “asked or thought.”

“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)