Serving a church can certainly be puzzling. You try to maneuver everything into the right spot in the right order, but you still come up with gaps and holes and pieces that don't quite fit together. Then something comes along that sweeps everything off the table and you have to start all over again. Puzzling.
Maybe that is why completing this actual puzzle felt so good. One thousand pieces that all fit together perfectly to make this beautiful picture. Done!
That is, until this afternoon when I carefully took all the pieces apart and put them back in the box. Another puzzle is waiting for us. I'm glad to have one puzzle done... but I am also glad to have the other puzzle in progress. The one that will never be finished, that is, because the Holy Spirit is is still molding us ~ shaping our edges, rounding our rough spots, transforming us into a beautiful mosaic to the glory of God.