Piles of dirt. Deep ditches and holes in the ground. Giant earth-moving machines manipulating the landscape. Random pipes pointing skyward. Something is going to be built, but what?
Somewhere, someone holds the blueprint and an artist’s conception of the finished project. Every ditch has a purpose. Every pipe has a destiny. Foundations are being prepared. And one day, the world will see the dream unveiled.
In our daily lives, we often confront “deep ditches” of disappointment and emptiness, and random events that seem to have no meaning. We live with commotion and shifting scenes that disrupt the harmony we long for. There seems to be no reason.
But wait! Be assured that Someone holds the blueprint and is in the process of creating something new and beautiful. We are “works in progress” in God’s ultimate plan. Nothing is by accident. The “digging” He does is for a purpose. The changes and shifting landscapes are preparation for something far bigger and grander than we can imagine!
Our challenge is to trust the Architect and work with Him—even when we don’t understand. One day we will see — and rejoice.
I will allow God to build His character in me this week when I face obstacles, disappointments or things I do not understand.