Random reflections from the life and ministry of Glenn H. Teal
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Puzzle that is Me!
Gordon MacDonald has written many profound things -- like this excerpt from a recent Christianity Today article on sin and spiritual formation:
Perhaps the Christian journey could be said to break into three parts. One, the moment I acknowledge that I am more a puzzle than a picture, lacking many necessary pieces. Two, the process of remaking wherein many of the pieces are recovered and pressed into place. Call this the pursuit of godliness. And three, that great "day of Christ," when the puzzle is completed. Of that grand moment Paul writes: "We eagerly await a Savior … the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body."
I almost always learn and grow through reading Gordon's stuff. I did again -- when I read his puzzle analogy. Of course it was all brought home by his last two lines of the story.