Have you ever felt that your life was a
mess or your priorities were all messed up?
While visiting my sister in Washington,
D.C., we purchased a puzzle of the Lincoln Memorial. As
soon as we got back to her house, we opened the puzzle
and began putting it together. The clutter of the pieces
on the table made the task look insurmountable. It took
us two days to painstakingly assemble the outside edges
then the inside. As we neared the end, we inserted the
remaining pieces and found we were missing the final
piece. We all began searching the floor for the missing
piece. Finally found, we inserted the final piece and
our picture/puzzle was complete.
In the same way, Jesus is our final piece
to complete the picture that is “marvelous in our eyes.”
We see our life as a clutter of pieces and relationships
laying out in front of us that seem to be an
insurmountable mess. As we look toward the cross, we
look to Jesus to be our capstone in completing the
picture of our lives. Jesus puts our lives in order
piece by piece making himself the final piece to make
our life complete.
Jesus was rejected by the chief priests
and the Pharisees. This rejection was part of His
physical journey to the cross. It is part of our journey
to the cross to see Jesus as the completer of our lives.