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The Jigsaw Puzzle
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By Linda T. Reich
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The Jigsaw Puzzle

A card table set up
In the center of the room.
On it, a jigsaw puzzle resting.
We're getting ready to start it soon.

Mom takes a seat
And then opens up the box.
Emptying all the puzzle pieces
Onto the card table top.

Turning over each gray piece,
Revealing all the colors,
Starting with the border first,
Ignoring all the others.

One by one the pieces fit,
The picture starts to emerge.
Piece by piece they fall into place
Until the words "it's finished" are heard.

Some days are like those gray puzzle pieces,
We don't know how they fit in.
But with a little work and patience
We see that God may have a plan.

Each trial we go through
We may not understand.
We cannot always see
God leads by His loving hand.

But when all the pieces fall into place
We can start to understand
The beauty and the kindness
Of our faithful God's perfect plan.
 


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Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

About the Poet
I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandma of five, including twin granddaughters. I love to write poetry, take nature photos, and collect buttons. I have close to 30,000 buttons. I am retired after more than 30 years of senior care including 13 years working with Alzheimers residents. I've been writing poetry (like my mom) since I was little. I still have my first poem. It was in a card I gave to my dad. As an adult I prayed for the gift of encouragement and poetry. I think it's so important to encourage others in their faith and also unbelievers. God has brought me through so much and I am thankful for my salvation. I asked Jesus into my heart and have never regretted a single moment. It was a true blessing when 3 of my poems where published. One in a local newspaper and two in different magazines. You can also find me on my facebook page at Whispers of Hope/Linda T. Reich where I post short devotionals, my nature photos and poems. Thank you. ♥


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