Last night, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I reached into my closet when a puzzle fell from the top shelf. When my efforts to grab it were of no avail I looked down to have a bird’s eye view of what 800 pieces look like when un-assembled. What a mess!
At first I was upset, but as I was picking up the pieces I realized something…
The Bible is much like a puzzle. Many pieces, and hard to put together.
The definition of puzzle is: To think hard, as to puzzle over a problem; to confuse and perplex, as the situation puzzles me.
When I was 12 I picked up my first Bible and read it. When I was 15 I picked up another Bible, because I didn’t understand my first Bible. Then in my 20’s I was given another Bible, and didn’t understand that one either. It wasn’t until I started putting all the pieces to the book together was I able to see the Bible.
Last night it took me minutes to throw 800 pieces back in a box, but if I wanted to see what the puzzle looked like complete, then I would of had to have taken the time to find a table big enough, lay each piece right-side-up, find all the end pieces, all the middle pieces, and then divide by color. It would then take me weeks of complete concentration and frustration, but in the end… I would have a picture pretty enough to hang.
Before I go to bed each night I like to fling my Bible open and read one verse. Last night this is the verse I found: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field― and get the treasure, too!” Matthew 13: 44
When I finished reading I closed my Bible and smiled. That’s exactly how I feel when I’m down to the last piece in the puzzle and I’m finally able to complete it.
Now I know the true meaning of: CROSS WORD PUZZLE!
Onward by Faith!