God has a big picture and sometimes He gives you a peak at it. Not to much but enough.
If you have ever put a large puzzle together you Know there is a process that you go through to organize your pieces so you can get to what you need better. I always collect all the straight edge pieces first so I have a frame work. Then I seperate the colors out into groups. Now I can start to fit pieces together. I have to check back with the picture on the box to see where the placements are. Green edge in one place blue up top for sky . Water would be a different blue and space. Slowly you get your groups together and a general placement . It is so delightful when you get get the pieces and groups to connect. The excitement builds as the picture begins to look more and more like the picture on the box cover.
It is in this process God has been speaking to me. All the pieces of the big puzzle are small. He does have a big picture He is working. He is sorting the pieces. His big picture is getting all His children loved and transformed into family relationships. He intensely wants to save the world He created and His children. The process has taken a long time to get us ready to take our places. He is waiting for us to choose to be an active part so we will be the piece we were created to be .
Often we don't think we fit because the world has stuck parts on us that don't belong or has taken parts from us. Either way getting back to our authentic selves will show us we really do fit in this puzzle. We are in that healing process now. We will begin to see if we form the edge or the green or the blue parts. Maybe we are the yellow flowers or the red building. Is any part of the puzzle more important? I think the important part is the wholeness of the puzzle.
Stick with the process . When i put a puzzle together i often try to fit one piece in a dozen places it doesn't work before I do find its place. Never give up.