Daily Reflections

Puzzle Pieces

December 7, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature. —Hebrews 1:3

I enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles. When I first open the box, however, it’s hard to believe there’s actually a picture in all those odd-shaped pieces.

But there’s an important key to working a puzzle. As I assemble the puzzle, I keep looking at the picture on the box. It shows me what the puzzle is supposed to look like when it’s finished. Without that picture, I’d be lost.

As we look at the jumbled pieces of our lives, it’s hard to fathom how they could ever fit together, let alone form anything attractive. God has given us a picture of what we’ll look like when He’s finished His sanctifying, trans- forming work in our lives. It’s a picture of Jesus. He is the pattern for our lives. As we give all the pieces of our lives to God, He’ll help us grow into the image of His Son.

Are you growing in holiness? There’s one way to know. Study what God’s Word says about Jesus, and then ask whether you’re becoming more like Him.

Make it Personal

How is God putting the pieces of your life together today to help you grow to be more like Jesus?