For those of you who worshiped with us at First Presbyterian Church of Wayne, Nebraska, on Sunday, October 11, here is the devotional that goes along with my sermon. For everybody else: enjoy; and stop by our church sometime!
Bits and Pieces
by Lois A. Cheney
People—people important to you, people unimportant to you—cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and leave such a gaping hole.
Children leave parents; friends leave friends; acquaintances move on. People change homes; people grow apart; enemies hate and move on. Friends love and move on.
You think on the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on those present and wonder.
I believe in God’s master plan in life. He moves people in and out of each other’s lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who have ever touched your life. You are more because of it and you would be less if they had not touched you.
Pray to God that you accept the bits and pieces in humility and wonder, and never question and never regret.