Monday, September 2, 2013

Considerations: The Perfect Timing of the Master-Carver

When a master-carver first strikes his chisel through the edge of a block of wood, he is far from completing his masterpiece. However, that shaving that just fell to the floor, and the small gouge that has changed the shape of the block that ever so slightly, are still the exact thing he wanted to do at that time, at that stage of his carving.  

When the work of God in our lives seems like we feel the pain of the chisel more than rejoice in our growing likeness to Christ, or we see how far more curled-up shavings lie on the floor than we ever imagined would need to be removed from our lives, or we look in the mirror and see that there has been hardly any change in how we look even though the master carver has been working on us for a long time, we can still trust that the Creator, Redeemer, and Transformer of human souls has taken all things in the universe into consideration, placed his chisel exactly where he wanted it to be, removed the exact shaving of unrighteousness from our lives as he intended, and is rejoicing over us with singing as we are transformed into the same image as his Son “from one degree of glory to another” (Zephaniah 3:17; II Corinthians 3:18).
© 2013 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~
Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)

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