Sunday, 20 September 2009
Some Assembly Required...
The dreaded words loomed large in front of me ... "Some Assembly Required!" I nearly cried. Why can't you buy a bicycle without having to build the thing yourself? Why do they have to make us pay for the bicycle and then watch us struggle to put the bike together? It is a conspiracy!
For Nathan's birthday we decided to buy him a new bicycle and the only one we found (that suited him) needed some assembly. In the end we managed to put it all together without to many headaches and I felt proud of my skills. Nathan has ridden the bike and it has not fallen apart yet - hallelujah!
Being a Christian is sometimes like receiving a gift that has the words 'Some Assembly Required' on the side of the box. When we choose to follow Christ we are not the finished article yet and we need to allow the Spirit to work in us - making us into the image of Christ. If we resist God's work then we run the risk of being put together the wrong way.
God knows how we will work best - we must trust the master craftsman.
Ephesians 2:22 - "And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."
Grace changes us,