were pews lined up, great altars, some had tombstones in them but what really captured me were the windows. They were always magnificent! Stained glass, pieced together by a master craftsman, anchored together with iron, placed flawlessly into openings in the stone walls and gleaming with the sun shining through.
How much are we like those windows? Broken pieces of glass, arranged methodically, placed ‘just so’, concreted together by a master craftsman and then placed where light shines through?
I don’t know what stage of the making you are in right now, but I know that there is a master at work behind the scenes arranging you so that the light shines through you.
Sometimes I think we are all unfinished… while one part of the window is coming together, there are still pieces of glass laying ‘over there somewhere’ which have yet to be placed in at the right spot. And yet on the other hand, we are all finished because Jesus did it all for us on the cross. He took our sickness, our ailments, all our flaws, our sins and mistakes, our regrets, our hopes and dreams, everything we could every think of – He took it to the cross and nailed it there for us.
So, what if we are both finished and unfinished? And what if we just need to see ourselves from God’s perspective? Wouldn’t the work of the master craftsman be simpler and quicker if we weren’t constantly looking over His shoulder asking questions?
When Jesus hung on the cross for us, He said “It is finished” (see John 19:30). It is done… it is complete. He saw across the years to you and me and He finished us. So while we may feel incomplete or unfinished or like a work in progress, maybe we just need to step in to what has already been done for us.
When I see myself through the eyes of God, when I see His beautiful creation instead of my mistakes or my issues, I can honestly say I am both humbled and grateful. I think we all see so many things about ourselves that we don’t necessarily like – whether it’s who we have become over time with life throwing us curve balls, or our shape or weight or mounting regrets – but God see us as whole, healthy, thriving, perfect beings… and that is the finished work.
I encourage you to see yourself through the eyes of God and really bless yourself with what He actually does see... <3