Here is the box with 1000 pieces just begging to be put together.
BUT---I didn't give up---where was that one piece? I had handed off a puzzle which would frustrate someone else because there was one piece missing. No matter that the piece was green and there is lots of green on the puzzle--every piece was important. So today as I continued my deep house cleaning, I moved every piece of furniture in the dining room and LOW AND BEHOLD--I found it!
I was bound and determined to complete the puzzle to have each and every piece. Though I never physically put that piece in the puzzle, it has been passed on to the neighbor who now has the complete puzzle.
I was reminded of the story of the lost sheep and the shepherd who left the other 99 to find that one lost sheep. We are all important---no matter if we blend in with everyone else and don't feel like we stand out or if we are the one who always stands out in a crowd like the one puzzle piece which was a complete bird. The puzzle was not complete until each and every piece was accounted for. What a comfort to know there is one who loves us so that He will not rest until we are all accounted for.
There are lessons to be learned while "Staying at Home". God is right in the middle of all of this. He is not surprised by what has happened. Look, listen, and think while being a good citizen and staying in-there are lessons to be learned.