In our darkest hours we see just one piece of the puzzle. That piece is mottled with colors that make no sense all by itself. For some, that one piece is so hard to bear. That piece may contain pain or a broken heart, but when connected to another piece and then another it starts to take on shape until we get the final picture. God sees the final picture. He sees that it is beautiful–that it can be beautiful. Hold on as your life’s pieces are put together. It may not make sense now, but hold on.

Here are words I penned while reading about Lot leaving Sodom and Gomorrah:

Don’t look back.

That day is gone.

What’s left behind are ashes and rubble.

But up ahead, there are glories unknown.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (New International Version)

12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Note: I borrowed the puzzle illustration from my Sunday School lesson today.