The Puzzle Piece
This is one of my favorite illustrations to share. I share it a lot with kids. You give them a piece of puzzle and ask them if they know what the entire puzzle looks like. Of course they don't. Sometimes they try to guess but the truth is without seeing the box lid with the picture it doesn't make any sense. I then explain to them that this is what our lives are like. We only see a small piece of the puzzle at a time and sometimes that is very confusing. It just doesn't make sense. But the most wonderful thing is that God sees the picture on the box. He sees the completed puzzle! He knows how each piece is important and needed and if we will trust Him with our life He will put the entire beautiful picture together. Do you trust Him today?
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.