From Glenn (May)

A young woman called her boyfriend and said, “I’m working on a killer puzzle and I need some help getting started, can you come over and give me a hand?” The boyfriend asked, “What’s it supposed to be when it’s finished?” She told him there was a rooster on the box, and he said he’d be over soon to help.
When he got to her house, she was upset almost to the point of tears and told him the puzzle was scattered on the kitchen table. As they walked into the kitchen, the boyfriend said, “First of all, I’m not sure how many of these pieces will actually fit together.” He then took her by the hand as they both sat down at the table. With all the compassion he could muster, he looked her in the eyes and said, “And secondly, I’m gonna fix you a cup of tea and then we’ll put all of these Corn Flakes back in the box.”
Sometimes, we think we have things in our lives figured out and we become upset and confused when we realize that those things aren’t as we originally thought. THEN, we call on God to get His help to get us through. One question. Wouldn’t it make better sense to get His perspective from the start? I like The Message translation of Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.” God’s perspective on my life is much bigger than mine and I think He wants me to have all that He has for me. But, I need to start with Him and get His viewpoint on the big puzzle that is my life, instead of charging ahead without so much as a prayer of thanks for my salvation. Do you need to pause before Him to get an idea how the pieces all fit together? It’s worth the time…

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