Have you ever seen the back of a tapestry while it is still on the loom? There are often spools of thread dangling haphazardly all over the place. It’s a jumbled up mess!
Have you ever seen a painting in-progress? It looks weak, disjointed, and indecipherable. Some portions rise to the fore, some portions get lost.
The same can be said of a clay pot. Incomplete in form and perhaps misshapen, it still has a long way to go under the direction of the potter’s hands.
We find our own lives to be in the same place, don’t we? Rough around the edges. Unrefined. Incomplete.
But there is hope, friend! We have a loving God, Father, and Creator who is infinitely capable to finish the work that He started. And even better–we have His promise that He will in fact do so. He once said, through the pen of one of His works-in-progress,
“Being confident of this: that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6, written by Paul)
Take heart, work-in-progress! All of your imperfections will surely be covered. Your rough areas will become polished. Your indistinct frame will become glorious. All in the hands of your Father.