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God: The Master Builder

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
Psalm 127:1

I've been watching a lot of building lately.  In the summer, my boys spend hours building master creations with LEGOs.  And did you know that Lego really employs Master Builders? 

They design all of the official LEGO set.  LEGO Master Builders also create giant detailed sculptures out of LEGO bricks for LEGOLAND® Parks and special events all around the world.

We've had the privilege of seeing some of these displays in person.  I'm amazed by the detail.  In the LEGO display of Las Vegas, the builder included an Elvis mini figure!

If you could see our play area, you would see hundreds of LEGO bricks on a table the my boys use only for building with LEGOs.  It's a jumbled mess -- the pieces of many torn-apart sets.  My boys love taking the pieces from one set and using them for an entirely different purpose.  And I can't argue.  That's creativity.  (Anyone see The LEGO Movie?!)

As I think about this, I better understand how God takes the pieces of our lives and creates a masterpiece. 

We all have different parts to our life.  Basic pieces from childhood.  Colorful pieces from the teen years.  Complex pieces come from our career or parenting years.  Some of your pieces have probably even been "retired."  Those are more valuable because they are no longer made.

It really doesn't matter what your life pieces look like individually.  God is our Master Builder.  He takes them all and fashions us into a His beautiful creation.  No piece is wasted.  He uses everything for our good.

Lord, I give you all the pieces of my life.  Please use them to make me beautiful.


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