“In our lives the darkest times, the days that are bleak and black, add depth to every other experience. Like the dark bits of color in a mosaic, they add the contrast and shadows that give beauty to the whole, but they are just a small part of the big picture.”~ Amy Grant~
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life so Far
Romans 8: 18-25 (ESV)
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it , in hope that the creation itself will be set free from it bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with patience.”
I am looking forward to seeing the big picture of our lives when we meet Christ face to face in Glory. I can only hope that what happens to me on this earth and my reaction to it will be something that glorifies Christ. For sure I do not and can not see the whole picture. My hope is getting to my final home with something to offer Christ. I hope that when I do suffer it’s for the sake of Christ and his glory and not from my own stubborness and stupidity.
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