Like a chapter to be written

Is our life before You Lord;

A book with empty pages

And like a race yet to be scored.

An episode that’s not complete

And like a flower still in bloom;

A bride that prepares herself

To meet her beloved groom.

And the story thus far

Has its many ups and downs,

With trials and tribulations

But where Your hand turns things around.

We’re like a lump of clay

At the mercy of Your will,

As the Potter shapes and moulds us

Where Your touches are instilled.

We’re like a jigsaw puzzle

Where the pieces wait to mate;

To join us to the bigger picture

As the finishing touches we await.

We’re like a gourmet recipe

Where the produce is arranged,

To be cooked to perfection

When we are cleansed and changed.

May the next chapter in our lives

Of our unfinished story,

Refine us to completion

As You receive all the glory.

We’re the incomplete picture

Where the canvas with its paints,

Will portray a finished product

When we meet You face to face.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:16-17

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;”  Psalm 30:11

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that I will seek:  That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord…”. Psalm 27:4

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Psalm 139:23-24

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”  Colossians 2:10

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'” John 3:3