For some of us, the three most frightening words in the English language are “Some assembly required.”
You order something online; a toy or a bicycle for your children. Or you go to a big box store to get a grill or piece of patio furniture. When UPS brings it to your door or you find the item you’re looking for in the store, it’s not ready to go like you saw in the online catalog or the advertisement in Sunday’s paper. “Some assembly required,” the tag on the box says. You've got to take some time and put the thing together before you can enjoy it.
Some assembly required: This is true of the products you buy, your relationships, the children you are raising, and the person you are becoming. We are all works in progress, even as this relates to our faith. The Apostle Paul said: “Continue to work out your salvation.” We have been given this wonderful gift of grace, salvation and grace. We have come to understand God’s love and have answered a call to a life of faith. These all come together to make us who we are. Somehow these pieces fit together to form something useful, something valuable.
Join us this month as we cut open the box and discover God's design for how we put it all together.