One of Zoey's favorite toys to play with are her building blocks. She loves ever kind, shape, size, and color. It doesn't matter what it looks like, she simply loves to create masterpieces with her blocks.
It reminds me of how God looks at us. We are God's building blocks. It doesn't matter what kind, shape, size or color we are, He loves us. And He can use us, ANYONE, to create great masterpieces.
"For God so LOVED the world that he GAVE His one and only Son, that whosoever BELIEVES in Him will not perish by have everlasting LIFE." John 3:16
Often times when Zoey is playing with her blocks they will fall down. It amazes me, but she doesn't get mad or angry. She simply picks them up and keep building.
No matter how often or how far we fall, He will not get mad at us, He will forgive us. Then He is help us pick up the pieces and build us up once again.
"Now I COMMIT you to God and to the word of his grace, which can BUILD YOU UP and give you inheritance among all those who are sanctified." Acts 20:32
Sometimes when Zoey will run out of blocks or she decides her master piece is complete she will look at it in great admiration and say "Ta Da!" And then she will knock the whole piece down. Before the next breath she will start building it again, this time even better than it was before.
Even when life is going smoothly and we are happy just the way were are we get knocked down. We feel the tumble, the fall and the hit when we reach the bottom, but the whole time God is in control. God looks at His masterpiece and smiles upon it. He may even say "Ta Da." But He knows it can be better. However, He has to knock down some pieces to implement the improvement.
"'For I know the PLANS I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to PROSPER you and not the harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.'" Jeremiah 29:11
We are God's building blocks. Though each one of us has our own legs to stand on, our own will to choose and our own shortcomings as human beings, we are God's own masterpieces. We may stumble, we may fall, but God is there to pick us up and make us stronger.