I remember with fondness going with my grandma to my grandpa’s work sights. He was a carpenter, not just any carpenter but he possessed talent and expertise in building things that always amazed me. It left me in awe of how he could create such beautiful things from nothing more than just raw materials. I think the only reason I loved going to the work sights was my grandpa, he was a quite man with a great sense of humor just to name a few of his qualities and if it wasn’t for him I don’t think I would have found the construction zone peaceful or the smell of saw dust lovely.
In fact I think we can all agree that when our first thoughts of comfort, beauty and peace come to our mind, none of it would be found in a construction zone. I mean really, just thinking of all the noise that heavy equipment creates or all the crew it takes to build things. This is a place of noise and activity, a place where nothing goes according to plan.
I don’t think one thing has ever been built that has gone according to plans. I believe people in this field are even happily surprised when things get done with just a few minor adjustments. People have made a living making movies or jokes about remodel/construction zones. They are great to watch but in real life it usually brings stress.
Isn’t life just like this? I heard a great quote by an unknown person that said “A comfort zone is a beautiful place BUT nothing ever grows there.”
How true, it takes mess to make a wonderful life. I get so tired at times of the mess but with out it I wouldn’t fully have such a beautiful life. Just when I feel that the contraction that is going on in my life is just not worth it, I go to the one who made me and understands how I am.
Just how as a young girl I found peace at my grandpa’s work sight even in the middle of the construction, I can as a women go to my father in heaven and he gives me such peace in the middle of creating something great.
“Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Psalm 73:25-26
“Remember your promise to me, for it is my only hope. Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” Psalm 119:50
“Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” Psalm 23:1-4″
“Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5