Objects: A sign that says "Under Construction." You could also use a toy truck or grader.
Theme: Christian Life
Scripture: He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion . Philippians 1: 6
When I was a little boy we used to go to visit my Grandmother. Every time we made that trip, we would always come to a spot in the highway that was all torn up. There were always road graders, gravel trucks, and a lot of men working on the highway. There were signs along the road that said, "Drive Carefully-Road Under Construction." I always thought to myself, "What a nice highway this will be when they finish it and there is no more construction." Well, I still travel that highway occasionally, and it is still under construction! You see, by the time they get finished with on one part of the highway, it is time to go back and make repairs on the parts that they have repaired before! They never really finish working on it.
That is true in our lives as well. As we travel down the highway of life, God is always working to make us into the kind of person He wants us to be. I have seen a button that says, "Be patient, God isn't finished with me yet." How true that is. In fact, God will be working on us for the rest of our lives. When he gets finished with one part, it will be time to start working on another.
The next time you pass by a spot in the road that is under construction, remember that God is at work smoothing out the rough places in our lives.
Dear Lord, help us to remember
that you are at work in our lives, trying to make us into the kind of boys
and girls you want us to be. Amen.
© 1999-2000 by Charles Kirkpatrick
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE,
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®.