Sunday, December 17, 2000
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to
face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I
(1 Corinthians 13:12)
you ever looked closely at a stained glass window? The handblown,
manually cut, leaded pieces fit together to form beautiful
very often tells a story. When the sun beams its radiance
carefully structured artwork, the sight is breathtaking. No two
windows are alike . . . each tells a story of their own!
lives are much like this stained glass artwork. We once were
fractured pieces of glass which appeared meaningless and lacked
any type of radiant beauty. As the Lord picked up each piece,
one by one, and applied His grace and His mercy as the
"lead" which secures the pieces together, a beautiful
picture began to form.
by day, moment by moment, the Master Artist is fitting the
our lives together. As He shines His glory through us, a most
scene is revealed. It's a picture of Grace and Mercy . . . it's
of a Father's Love for His child!
your life seems a bit "abstract" or "muted"
at times, it's only because
another piece of the picture is being put in place and secured
mercy of God. Remember that whatever you're going through, God
every little piece of your life to complete the portrait which
His beauty . . . His glory . . . His love to a world that is
thank You for picking up the pieces of my life, applying Your
mercy and grace, and fitting me back together to where Your
glory can be seen through me . . . Your radiance can shine
through me . . . Your mercy can flow through me! I can't say it
enough, Lord, You are truly awesome and I love you! Amen!