Both of my fathers have been in the carpentry trade. One is my earthly father, the other is my Heavenly Father. This is why I call myself, “The Carpenter’s Daughter.” I have always been curious about the art of woodworking. It fascinates me how a carpenter can take a rough, uneven piece of wood and turn it into a work of art. Sometimes it is a table. Sometimes it is a cabinet, or shutters for the house. Whatever it is, it is always beautiful. It’s a mystery to me. I can barely use a tape measure, much less build a set of cabinets. How in the world do they do it?I have a memory of building a little toy pick-up with my earthly dad. I must have been about 5, but I can remember how much fun it was. I still recall how BIG I felt getting to use my dad’s tools. It was exhilarating! It is the same thing with my Heavenly Father, only a thousand time better! The difference is that I am the wood he is working with (My maiden name is, “Wood!”). I am most certainly rough around the edges. I need a LOT of sanding, smoothing, leveling, and several coats of fresh paint. I am a work in progress. Thank heavens my Heavenly Father is so patient and kind, so incredibly intricate, and immersed in His work. He has literally sweated drops of blood over his work on me. I have splintered, cracked, swelled, and warped, but He keeps right on building. He never gives up. He sacrificed it all so that I could be called His own. He did this so I would be able to help Him in His trade. He does not need me; He is capable of doing everything on His own. He just loves his creation so much, and he chose to include me in His work. I get to help Him build a little truck, so to speak. How exhilarating! I know that He will have to come along beside me and clean up so many messes, but HE CHOSE ME! HE LOVES ME! And guess what? HE CHOSE YOU TOO!!! So, step into the carpentry shop with us. He has a place for you there as well. You do not have to be perfect, He knows our weaknesses. He is going to have to pull out some splinters here and there…but it is so worth it! Just think of all the things that He can teach us. Think of all the ways he could use us for His glory. There are endless possibilities with the Master Carpenter! Thank you Jesus, for your ultimate sacrifice! To You alone be the GLORY!!!
“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