24 May 2017

How Do We Deal with A Carpenter King ~ Humble Honing

Greetings Dear Reader,

Wood does not speak.  It may communicate it beauty amidst plays of light and hue.  It may touch our spirit with is shape and the quality of its patterns.  Still wood does not speak.

It does not cry out when the carpenter saws away what is unnecessary.  There is no complaint from the wood as the carpenter uses chisels and planes to shape his creation.  The wood does not whine about the time it takes.  The piece being formed does not tell the carpenter how he should shape it. 

 One of the ways to follow Christ more closely is to realize that all that the Carpenter King does is to shape us into the beauty that he is creating.  He hones into what he has designed us to become.  He conceived us and is building us.  I need to always accept the honing of who I am with humility.   I need to give the carpenter his way and not think that I can avoid it.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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