Under Construction

Eddie Cooper

Traveling on vacation, my wife and I noticed several construction areas along the way. Through these areas, there were signs posted for us to slow our speed because of construction workers. At the end of the construction site, there was another sign that read, "End of construction area," and we were allowed, then, to resume our regular speed.

When I noticed these signs, it reminded me of something. Sometimes we tend to rebel against structure because structure implies restriction and what we want is freedom. I did notice that some of the drivers ahead of us did not slow their speed, as if to say, "We want our freedom." Along this area of construction, there were barriers to protect the workers from the vehicles traveling on either side.

Let us consider this thought: We are under construction. God is making us into vessels of honor. "Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work." (2 Timothy 2:21) What if we had no restrictions? What would we be like? What if we disregard the signs posted along the way to help us develop into the kind of people that God wants?

"And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name." (John 20:30, 31)

Many want no boundaries. We can see that their lives have no sense of direction or purpose.

Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we have been bought with a price. "Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own. For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20) When we do all to the glory of God and realize that He is still working on us, we will be the better for it. Think about it!

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