THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN
Near the close of summer, we are did a bit
of remodling in our home, patching ceilings
filling cracks, and painting walls,
At first, it seemed as though we would never
finish. And yet, as each day progressed, we
could see further progress, and this gave us
hope that we might eventually finish our tasks,
which after a few weeks we actually did.
That's the way it is in our personal lives. At
some point in our lives we realize that we
need a refurbishing.
Damage to our soul, due to lack of concern
and care, had taken its toll through the years,
and the task of renovating called for the skills
of the Master Craftsman. We needed to have
Him restore our soul. It was obvious that we
badly needed Him to be our interior decorator.
We were greatly in need of repairs. Because of
the material he has had to work with, progress
has been slower than we would have desired.
We often become impatient with Him. We
so often have wanted immediate results. We
have wanted the job done yesterday.
But, we are learning to be still and trust and
have faith in Him.
And, we are confident that the results shall one
day be grand. They always are when the builder's
tools are wielded by the hand of the Master
(First published on November 15, 2012,
with revisions made on December 3, 2012}