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Then one day, while on vacation, I came across a gorgeous handcrafted Canadian resin dove frame. It was twice what I wanted to pay. How could I be sure if it were a perfect match, being several states away? After having labored over decision, I concluded that I might not get another chance for a frame like this again.
Once home, I set frame with grouping to see how it might look. Still uncertain, after hesitation, I took apart my framed work, transferred it to new frame, then set it in place of original. Awe! PERFECT! It was BEAUTIFUL!!! How could that be!?! I always thought feeling of 'awe, perfect' was God's way of saying something is just right/complete/as it was meant to be.
"How could that be, God?"
He answered, "See. My 'PERFECT' is even better than yours." And, yes, I did 'see' difference.
I think God gave me that object lesson as a way of sharing with people something I'd already learned, Except Lord build house, those who build are laboring in vain (Ps.127:1). His 'PERFECT' is better than very best we can do. All our righteousness is as filthy rags until God begins to live through us; trading in our knowledge, thoughts, beliefs, talents, abilities, creativity for His. 'Awe' to know Him! His ways are always 'PERFECT'!!! And, if we'd just let God build our house and His, they'd both be 'PERFECT', too.
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In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.