As I was growing up I had an affinity for jigsaw puzzles, the bigger the better. All the pieces, unique in their shape and size, all fit together to bring to life the picture on the box. Later the puzzles became three dimensional and actually took shapes of spheres and cubes. My parents liked to challenge me with these brain twister puzzles and I loved to break them down and reassemble them. Each piece uniquely fit to make the whole.
There was a lesson in each and everyone of them, though at the time I didn’t realize it. Over the years it finally came to me that each unique part had a role in completing the whole. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? It is until you wake up one morning to the realization that your life is one piece of the whole.
Each one of us is unique and has no equal. We each have a unique intelligence, shape and strength that no one else in the world has. We may have a complete opposite, but nothing completely equal to us. Where we are weak, there is someone who is strong to pull us together and where we are strong, we are providing help to someone who needs it. In a simple statement this is called a family.
So, let’s take it a little deeper and include the rest of the world. People, we are all unique pieces of the puzzle of life. We all have a special place in the puzzle and together we complete each other. Together we are the world and together we can make it better. Philosophical, yes but it is the message we all have been searching for all our life. We as Christians should be working towards this on a daily basis. It is commanded of us in the bible.
Take the time to see God made the heavens and earth. He created us in His image and He is the puzzle master. Working together we all are one with a common goal. Together, through Him, there is no limit to what we can do and He has been trying to show us that every day of our life.
So, as we start a new year, let us all realize that it takes everyone of us together to make the whole. Let’s make the new year unique!
Happy New Year 2016!