Written by Bob Stone Tuesday, 02 November 2010 00:00
In my last reflection, we took a look at beautiful pain. We discussed how often our perspective is focused only on the external, the painful process in which we are involved. But God sees the internal result that comes at the end of the process. We see pain as an intruder, an enemy, but God sees it as the brush, the sculpting tool for the masterpiece.
Consider what the masterpiece will look like if we cooperate with the Master Designer! The promise of God is that “He will make everything beautiful in its time.” But how can that be when the ending of life is often anything but beautiful? The answer is obvious; this earthly life isn’t all the life that we as believers will enjoy. We are assured of an eternal life in Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5 affirms that truth. In this passage Paul shares three great reasons why we know something more beautiful is coming.