What is Your Piece of the Puzzle?

My lovely wife inspires today’s word-of-the-week…


Becky likes doing jigsaw puzzles, and she talks a lot about life’s issues in “puzzle” terms.

This weekend our church focused on the issue of orphan care. With such an enormous, multi-faceted problem, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Afterward, as we talked about the huge numbers and incredible need, Becky made a great point.

“It’s a very big puzzle. But putting it together is just like doing a complicated jigsaw puzzle. We do it a piece at a time, and we can make progress on it if everyone takes care of the piece God gives them.”

It’s a great point about the way God works through us. You get your piece; I get mine. Instead of fussing about how hard the whole puzzle seems, we just make sure we put our piece where it belongs. If everyone does that, the picture begins to appear.

But if a few people leave out their pieces, the puzzle’s incomplete.

God counts on each of us to do what we can, where we are, with the piece we’re given.

What’s your piece of the puzzle? Are you doing your part to put it in place?

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