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What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. . . . 
yet no one can fathom what God has done 
from beginning to end. - Ecclesiastes 3:9-11 (NIV)

When I take my son to the store to buy a new jigsaw puzzle, he makes his choice based on the picture on the outside of the box — the potential beauty that it can become. But when we first open the box, the puzzle looks nothing like the picture...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to trust that you are always at work in our lives. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ecclesiastes 3:9-14

Thought for the Day

My life’s puzzle is always made beautiful by God.

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