Unfinished Business

Come to Me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest

Matthew 11:28
Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalms 145:1-2,8-11,13-14; Romans 8:9,11-13; Matthew 11:25-30

A poster was once widely circulated in which the following acronym appeared:


The letters stand for …

Please be patient. God is not through with me yet.

How true! God doesn’t just put us on Earth and forget about us. God doesn’t just give us life as a finished work of creative art. We are works in progress, all of us. Each of us is a piece of God’s unfinished business.

On the ground level of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., there is a monument in upright stone, twelve feet high, sculpted by a famous Japanese artist.1 It suggests a natural form emerging from the earth. It is pocketed with rough gouges and uneven surfaces blending into…

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