As we go through this season of building a home, emotions run high and anxiety threatens to overwhelm. Don’t misunderstand- things are going FANTASTIC- stuff is getting done in a timely fashion, and the weather hasn’t been too much of a factor. For better or worse, however, the whole process has had our undivided attention, and will continue to until it is done. I think Luke likes the fact that he has control over most of what is going on; still, he knows he has to put forth careful planning, sacrifice and sweat- all in all, an incredible effort to see the house to completion. When I think of how important this house project is to us, I then realize how much more intimately and carefully and providentially God is paying attention to the details of the lives of His people, His building. Sure, He isn’t sitting there, wringing his hands, worrying (like we do). But the sacrifice of His Son for our sin, and assorted verses in the Bible, indicate how the life and times of the human race are something in which He and the angels have quite a vested interest, and that they are watching with baited breath. An encouragement to me today- He cares way more about me than we care about this house.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 1 Corinthians 3:9-14