Several Christmases ago, my son received a large LEGO Star Wars set. I don’t know how many thousands of pieces it had, but it was enough to make me look at it and wonder who was going to put it together. Fortunately Daniel is great at puzzles and went right to work on his new toy.
In a matter of hours, it was all finished. He was so proud of it. I applauded him, patted him on the back, and let him know how well he had done with such a difficult task. He “flew” the ship around the room once and then landed it on the coffee table. It sat there for several weeks … untouched.
Some people live like Daniel’s toy spaceship. Life becomes a trophy or a showpiece that sits on the table gathering dust. They look back at past achievements, pat themselves on the back, yet never consider what their lives were truly about.
Sometimes we need to take all the pieces of our lives apart and rebuild them in a new way. New life. New purpose. New life begins in Jesus.
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven: a time to break down, and a time to build up (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 3).