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Were All Different Tools

Written by on May 23, 2021

A hammer will never be able to tell about all the wonderful things that it has built. Even if it could talk, all it would be able to tell us would be about the person who used it to accomplish the work that was done. It was only used in the ways that the carpenter chose to use it. It couldn’t get up and spontaneously produce anything… but with a skilled hand guiding it, oh the beauty that it got to be used in building.

When Jesus tells his disciples that they will do greater works than He did in John’s 14th chapter, it’s not because they’re more powerful than he is, but because they are formidable tools in His powerful hand. Having spent time with and being taught and shaped by the very hand of the Master, they are an extension of His own arm… wielded with efficiency and power that only a master craftsm…an can achieve. Our faith should be (or at the least, be beginning to be) growing to a point that we aren’t dependent upon an outcome that we desire to continue believing that God is Sovereign.

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

John 14:22

Through worship… through the daily practice of communing with God… through the daily searching of the scriptures and prayer… we become tools that God uses as an extension of Heavenly power. Tools that are used in concert with Heavenly foresight and planning. Tools that are shaped to fit the Master’s hand. Tools that are simply eager to be used. When we get to that place, oh the beauty we’ll get to be used in building!

Hammer, shovel, sickle, or wing-nut (as long as you’re anchored to the right bolt); what ever tool you are shaped to be; may you find joy in the task that God’s skilled hand uses you for today. That sure hand will guide you and empower you to do great things!


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