There’s a place not far from our house that teaches the art of wood carving. I thought this was so neat when we first stumbled across that. My oldest son? He thought it sounded kind of dumb. However he was willing to give it a try.
He carved this amazing equal with the help of an older gentleman who sat with him and guided him through the whole process. It was so neat seeing him getting to know someone new, seeing him hang on the words of this man. Watching The weathered hands of the older man on the soft tender hands of my boy.
And it made me think of how God’s hands are always upon us. I am imagine that they would look older and a bit weathered as well. Yet they would still be soft and tender. It reminded me of how we are continually being molded, little tools that he is handhold to smooth out some edges, to sharpen a point within or perhaps make something stand out just a bit more.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
We are his workmanship just as this piece of wood with my sons. If we look back shortly we can see a time when we were that rough piece of wood with no real direction or purpose. How blessed are we that he took and carefully, gently, molded us into who we are today.
My son is currently at his second class. I honestly was surprised that he wanted to do this again. But I was thrilled to that my son found something that he was willing to stick with. It’s a great reminder that often there are things we must do, we don’t understand why and we really would rather not do them at all, but when we see the result of our work, we know but it was worth it!
Let us glory in the Lord in all things!!!!!