Today I decided to take on the challenge to redo some of those chunky ornate end tables left from the seventy’s, that are hidden and mildew covered in basements all across America. Pinterest makes me believe I am something I am not a professional or master of crafting. Here in the Appalachians one might say, I was a Jack of all trades, but a master of none aka as a handy-man or tinkerer. 🙂 Although, I have dabbed in crafts all my life I do not believe I am a master at any particular one. I have big ideas that I am not always able to implement. I never like to start small when doing something. If it isn’t very challenging I become bored quickly and am unable to bring it to completion.
This makes me ponder on how our Lord looks at me. Does he see me as a challenge? Does he get bored with me? Does he look at me and say, why in the heck did you do that or why didn’t you expound upon the opportunity I clearly gave you? I really do not know the answers to these questions, but one thing I do know many times I look at myself as a total failure. He looks at me as his own-the handiwork of his crafting. He is a master of all trades- the creator of the universe that took time out to love me before I was born. While I was yet a substance (an embryo) he loved me and was concerned about me. I wasn’t hidden from him, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in my mothers womb. He has a plan that he is able to implement and bring to completion in my life. He rejoices over me with singing! I can not help, but wonder what he sings!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:~Philippians 1:6
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.~Zephaniah 3:17
Your eyes could see me as an embryo,
but in your book all my days were already written;
my days had been shaped
before any of them existed.~Psalm 139:16 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
This Christmas as you reflect upon yourself and others focus on-how Jesus views us. We may see flaws without hope! He loves us despite all our imperfections and sees us as a piece of clay that he is skillfully and artistically put together, creating us into a mature intricate work of art. He is hope for our future!