Though so much of life remains a mystery and we are often left wondering why You chose us for Your Creation, "O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand." Isaiah 64:8 (ESV). A piece of the puzzle.Whether the season is painted in shades of chilly white or all ablaze in sweltering hues of burnt orange, there is a copy-cat creation begging to be finished. Waiting patiently on my dining room table in the place of honour for every new jigsaw puzzle. That trusted place that had showcased generations of holiday feasts served on heirloom porcelain settings. Though this sturdy foundation still shines after years of polish build-up, those who have sat around her are keenly aware that it took an old rugged cross and Christ to make salvation available for the most wretched of sinners. A family who believes the Christian life will face many seasons, but if built on a solid foundation, "…when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built." Luke 6:46-49.As I eagerly begin pouring 1000 colourful pieces, into a mad pile of untamed chaos, I reflect on how chaotic some of our days can be! Thankfully, "God is not a God of confusion but of peace." 1 Cor.14:33 (ESV}. He has given us Christ as our pillar. Our cornerstone and guide. With my cornerstone in place, I can join all the remaining shapes together, until they are transformed into one glorious creation. If even one puzzle piece was missing, the creation would never reveal what the Creator intended. Each individual was of equal importance!" No more strangers ... but ... members of God's household ... built on the foundation ... Christ. (Ephesians) Still, so much of life remains a mystery, and we are often left wondering what part we play in Your Masterpiece, "O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand." Isaiah 64:8 (ESV). A piece of the puzzle.