My cupboard is stuffed with fabric that will someday be something. I see the finished project in my mind’s eye, but I will be 100 before I ever get them made.

My desk is filled too, but mostly with slips of paper with notes like ‘Write about the little gal playing in the garbage.” No one but me would recognize the reminder of a terrific devotional I have in mind!

People admire the finished product but they would not do the same for several yards of uncut fabric or a ream of paper waiting for words. Why would they? The project isn’t finished. 

We hardly ever admire a work in progress but God loved us before we even existed.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; (Psalm 139:13, 14)

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed, but a thing created is loved before it exists.

Charles Dickens

Thank God that we are not his construction project, but his created being and loved!

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