Kaleidoscope, by 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)
WOW! Simply and perfectly said! As I get older I become more and more aware of many of the things and ways i thought my life would be at almost 52 ...are almost the complete opposite.
Taking comfort in knowing my journey is not just about me ( imagine that?!) and the God truly knows how to fit all the pieces together for all those involved ! It is crazy where I thought I would be in my life right now and where I am. Single, financially struggling, rebuilding a life of friends and those around me, a daughter (with 4 of my grandchildren whom I miss the daily part of )) that moved out of State 6 years ago.. some days it is hard. Again as I grow older and become ok with who God created me to be, allow HIM to work in my life and when at my weakest stay in His word even more, I finally start to see the pieces fall into an odd place. Yet they are a place of comfort, because I know the center of that masterpiece is Him!
1 day @ a time, 1 moment @ a time will continue to move you forward to the place HE has designed for us .
Much love and respect to you and Joel for continuing to allow your pieces to be shaped by God, notthe world!