Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Masterpiece 2

We had the grandkids over for the weekend and they asked to paint. I pulled out the watercolors and some brushes. I also laid out some newspaper in anticipation of spills. I was amazed it went quiet for at least a solid 10 minutes.

My youngest one came to me with her picture. She explained to me that while she was working on it, some paint splattered from another person's art flailing (that brother will remain unnamed). It was then that she decided to make the picture into something else, something that incorporated the splatters. She showed me a brilliant happy sun with the rays dancing everywhere. The splatters then made sense.
I told her that's how God works. When we have messes in our lives, God takes those splatters and makes the picture even better...He uses the mistakes and makes a brilliant life.

So dear Christ follower...when someone spills over into your life. Are you going to point fingers and yell at them for ruining what could've been? Or will you take that little spill and let God do what He does best--make a masterpiece out of a mess?

We just have to be willing to let Him pick up the brush. I promise...the splatters will make sense.

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5a (ESV)