Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (ESV)
It was so much fun to make paper airplanes as a child. When I learned to do paper airplanes, I would make an airplane of any paper I saw laying around: small, big, clean, dirty, you name it. I made paper airplanes all the time. One of those times, my brother got me some nice clean printing paper. It was a nice clean sheet, and it was sturdy, unlike the papers I had been using. I was so proud of that paper airplane! I couldn’t wait for it to fly all around my neighborhood and then, be the envy of all the kids there. I never got to see it fly. A mean kid saw it, took it from my hands and tore it up. That was the time when I got into my first fight.
Now, let me ask you a question. Has anyone ever been mean to you? Has anyone ever torn your heart and broken it? I’m sure! We all have had heartaches and breaks. Now then, would you do that to a child? Would you be mean and break their hearts? How about a child of God?! You see, God is working on everyone. God is transforming the hearts of all of those who have given their lives to Him. So please, be patient with one another and be kind, especially to those who are striving to do better. Instead of criticizing people, let’s help them fly! Help them grow to reach the completeness of Christ.