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With Fresh Eyes
by Trish Thompson
03/14/06
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I was thinking yesterday as I worked on the new design I am trying to make, of how much of what we do is trial and error.

I tried one thing to finish off the design, but discovered that it just didn't look right, so putting that aside, I tried to think of another way to accomplish what I wanted.

Soon I had a whole collection of ideas that hadn't worked, and still was there with an unfinished design.

I began to look at what I had tried before, and with fresh eyes I saw a way to use that with a few little changes.

This time when I put the whole thing together, it all just fell into place - this was just the way the pieces were meant to fit together.

It reminded me of how I lived my life before I encountered Jesus - everything I tried was a trial, and most things ended up being an error.

Somehow the pieces just never fit together, and I wondered if there was any kind of design for my life that would make all things better.

I floundered about for so very long, just refusing to see that the solution to all my problems was right there in front of me.

Finally came the day, one that's written on my heart, when Jesus touched my shoulder so gently and said 'give me your broken parts' - I hardly dared to believe that accepting His offer was all I need do - but it was and from then on Jesus made my life brand new.

I grew to understand that all my failures and errors of the past could serve to show me when God set things right, I'd know for sure that this was the way that would last.

He took the pieces that I never could fit, and transformed them with His love, and made a brand new creature of me, full of blessings from above.

There was such joy in knowing now that I was His, I had been truly set free, and now I was ready for a brand new life, the one Jesus planned for me.

I grew and learned, and read His word, to find out what I should do, and then came another shining day, the one when I met you.

God brought us together for only He knew the pattern that was to be made, the love we knew from that very first moment is never going to fade.

We now look forward to each new day, an adventure that is ever new and I thank God for this wondrous gift, for I'm living my dream come true.

Words cannot say, they aren't big enough to hold all the love in my heart, and the joy I feel is rich and complete, for I know we'll never be apart.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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