Perspectives by Rev. Duncan Perry

 

Yielding to His Loving Care

I read a story a few days ago of a British Sculptor who carves miniature works of art from grains of sand or individual granules of sugar.  His painstaking works of art can only be seen as they are viewed through a microscope.

 The story reminds me of The Mighty God who takes the time to work in our individual lives.  He takes the time to work in the smallest details of our life so that His great work of Grace can be seen by people whom we come in contact with and who may not know Him or His goodness.  

The thing we need to remember is we are not like the grain of sand or the sugar granule.  We are created by God in such a way that we can cooperate with Him or resist Him.  

There is a chorus we sometimes sing in church, it has these words, “something beautiful, something good, all my confusion He understood, all I had to offer Him, was brokenness and strife, but He made something beautiful of my life.”

Maybe you’re reading this and you are thinking – I know people who claim to be Christians and they’re not all that beautiful. 

May I tell you every Christian is a work in progress.  

God is not finished with me yet.  I’m not what I was and thank God I’m not what I’m going to be.  

As long as I am willing to submit my life to the Perfect hands of the Master Sculptor, one day I will be what He sees that I can be.  That is true of each one.

 God, you see, is the ultimate artist.  If you are willing to be His child, He is, in every situation you face, preparing you for greatness. 

Maybe someone is reading this who would say, I’m tired of trying.  That’s probably the best place you can be.  May I encourage you to stop trying to be good enough and let God have His way in your life.  

After all, He is the one who knows what purpose He created you for.

Just like the grain of sand which had no say whatsoever in what the sculptor made, we need to just let God have His way in our lives.

Let me close with the words of Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”  

One more verse of scripture, Philippians 1:6 says, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”   

What we all need to do is just yield to His loving care. By the way we are truly enjoying the beautiful, warm, sunny weather here in Florida.

Rev. Duncan Perry,

 

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