Trying to see God’s work where we are now is like looking at the back of an embroidery or staring too closely at a tiny patch of a painting. All we see are unsightly zigzag stitches or dark splotches of paint that make no sense–
- a job loss or work going nowhere
- a breakup or a fading friendship
- nonstop quarrels at home
- cancer or chronic illnesses
- anxiety and depression
“Now we see only a reflection… Now [we] know in part…” (1 Cor 13:12). We may not fully know now, but one day, for sure, we will see clearly how it all comes together, when we come face to face with Him who is the beginning and the end.
This month, we want to talk about the different seasons in our lives, the ups and downs, the good and bad. Whether relationships or work or health or spiritual walk, we want to reflect on how God carries us through all of them. We want to think about what it means to change and grow, all while holding onto our unchanging and steadfast Father, the life-giving Creator and Master Artist who makes all things beautiful in its–His–time.
If we would think back to our experiences and share our stories, it gives us more opportunities to encourage each other to see how we all play a part in His picture perfect plan.
Tell us your story. Check out our writers’ guidelines and write to us. The door is always open.