Scripture: verse 21
In union with Him the whole building is held together, and it is growing into a holy temple in union with the Lord.
Observation: I mostly liked this one because of the whimsical growing building imagery – like the scene in The Magicians’s Nephew when they plant a toffee and it grows into a toffee-tree overnight.
The point is, Yeshua holds us together, and we (the body of believers) are growing and maturing into what God wants us to be.
Young’s Literal Translation uses “fitly framed together” in place of “union.” We are carefully shaped and maneuvered into place, to make a structure that is strong and flexible and keeps out the rain. And we are growing. Some of our quirks God uses, some He changes, but our destination is right where He wants us to be.
Application: Don’t trash-talk yourself. Don’t assume God needs to change you, that He doesn’t like who you are or that you won’t fit. It takes time, but He has a place for everyone and He’s putting everyone in their place.
Prayer: Father, thank you for using me as I am. Help me to trust you to make it happen. Amen.