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He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. —Philippians 1:6

When I was a little girl, my parents
bought their first house. One afternoon, the family hopped into the car
and drove to see where we soon would be living.

I couldn’t
believe it. The house had no windows or doors, and there was a strange
odor. The basement was clearly visible through big gaps in the floor
and we had to climb a ladder to get down there.

That night when I
asked my mother why they wanted to live in a house like that, she
explained that the builder wasn’t finished with it yet. “Just wait and
see,” she said. “I think you’ll like it when it’s done.”

Soon we
began to see changes. The house got windows, then doors. The “funny
smell” of new lumber faded. The holes in the floor were covered and a
staircase was added. Walls were painted. Mom put up curtains at the
windows and pictures on the walls. The incomplete house had been
transformed. It had taken some time but finally it was finished.

As
followers of Christ, we need “finishing” too. Although the groundwork is laid at
our conversion, the growing process continues throughout our life. As
we obediently follow Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith”
(Heb. 12:2), one day we too will be complete.  — Cindy Hess Kasper

God sees in us a masterpiece
That one day will be done;
His Spirit works throughout our lives
To make us like His Son. —Sper

Please be patient. God isn’t finished with me yet!

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