Monday, January 16, 2012

missing pieces

I hate them.

The girls and I did a puzzle this afternoon.  I started along the top--the sky, which awesomely glows in the dark.  After a few minutes of work there were two big gaps where top edge pieces should be.  Missing.

So we filled in the middle and some of the sides.  I groaned.  There are at least four or five pieces lost!  Where could they have gone?  And seriously, why does it bug me so much?  There's no way we'll finish this, and now I'm going to want to turn the house upside down searching.  Like I have time for that.  Why can't the kids just keep track of their stuff???

We kept working.  Closer to finished.

Suddenly I realized one of the top pieces was in the wrong place--a close fit, but not quite right--which released the "missing" two to their correct spots.  Top edge complete!

And then all the rest fell into place.


I was absolutely 100% certain we did not have all the pieces.  I would have bet money.  I was so annoyed and frustrated, thinking there would be holes in our picture.  But everything we needed was right there.  I just couldn't see it while we were working.

Oh.


And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.                                   2 Corinthians 9:8 

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.        2 Peter 1:3

6 comments:

Fab mom of Christian, Hannah, & Sarah :) said...

AND!! When I am so sure that a piece of my puzzle is missing, God is saying, "no my child you just have a few pieces in the wrong place. It's the right picture, the right puzzle just let me move some of these pieces around..." Thanks J :)

Rita and John said...

Oh, how I love this, Jerusha!

Jennifer said...

Love it!!! We can learn so many lessons in life....through simple things. :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the encouragement and reminder and pointing out the Truth. :)

anything but LoKEY said...

Great point! It's in the little things...

Christina said...

I love you, Jerusha! I hate missing pieces, too. I guess that's where trust comes in. He sees the finished puzzle and we have the pieces not quite fit in right, yet. Thank you!!!!