I just finished reading my mom’s blog on puzzle pieces. Funny that she uses this analogy, and I have used the same one for relationship! If you haven’t read hers yet, read Joanne Miller’s blog—she paints a beautiful picture of your personal journey through life.
I want to take this a step further. In all of God’s creation, He has created intricate and unique forms all throughout nature. I’ll focus on humans since we tend to be most interested in ourselves! Each human being you come into contact with is their own matchless puzzle. As they grow, their puzzle continues to grow and change in shape and size. Each of these distinctive puzzles forms a piece in a much larger puzzle that is all of creation.
I think this is where God throws in a beautiful art called “the Dance.” If we were to look at the world from the Creator’s eye, I believe that what we would see is a glorious dance of motion between continuously changing puzzle pieces. Maybe as one gives in a little in one area, another piece reaches out and fills the void. This is the miracle of relationships.
Maybe I’m biased toward my own interests (go figure), but I’d like to say that God is very wrapped up in the arts. His creative mind loves the concept of a dancing puzzle, and watching the beauty of His creation not just merely exist, but to LIVE and GROW and EMBRACE each other in love and true life.
Every person you meet is a part of your personal dance. Every one of them affects your personal puzzle. And every one of them is an irreplaceable puzzle piece in the larger puzzle of life. How you interact with them shapes not only your own puzzle, but theirs, and ultimately, everyone’s. How is that for a mind-boggler? You have the ability to learn and grow from every single person you come into contact with. Not only do you benefit from them, but they can benefit from you. Even negative encounters still may benefit your ultimate puzzle.
I could go on and on with this analogy—creating art through a puzzle, making art every day through the dance…but the final puzzle—the big, grandiose picture…that is the true heart of our Creator.