So rough, shapeless or at least wierded shaped, that’s me–a stone. Created by God for His own house that He is building one stone at a time. And I’m supposed to take my place in the midst of all the other stones so that together we can be a wall, a unit that stands, that holds together, that brings glory to God.
But I don’t fit.
I’m too round, and too hard and too rough and too stinky. I don’t know how to fit in. I never have. I don’t think I ever will.
But my Dad, He smiles. He is not worried a bit.
Because my dad, He’s the master stone worker. He knows how to use every chisel in His toolbox, and He is not afraid of work. He is known for staying on the job until each stone is perfectly shaped to fit the next one, and the next one and the next one.
My Dad, He thinks He is building a church–a unit, a wall that won’t be broken. And He is patient. Very patient.
My not fitting in just right in no problem for Him. He never expected me to fit in just right at first. He knew all along that His masterpiece would take time, and time never deters Him. He owns it. He created it.
My not fitting in just right does not make Him want to throw me away. He knew what He was getting when He came to get me. He knows that only His chisel can make me fit. And that’s okay.
Because you see, my Father, He loves me. He thinks I’m a valuable stone in this wall that He’s building. He thinks I am irreplaceable. He calls me the apple of His eye.
And the wall He creates, it is full of stones like me. And the Father, He smiles, and keeps picking His stones, and keeps building His church.
And the rough, shapeless or at least wierded shaped stone that I was, it is being transformed by His love. The roughness is turning soft, the shapelessness is taking in purpose, and the wierdedness is dissipating.
And His chisel filled with grace will cause me to fit in.
Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp”
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