For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. (Heb. 3:4)

Building a house takes planning—lots of planning—before execution can begin. My Italian grandfather, Gothardo Natali, passed his building genes on to his youngest son Lister, my dad. Together, the duo oversaw many building projects, including the home in which I grew up in Brazil.

When my parents decided which area of town they would like to settle in, the search for the perfect lot begun. After the lot was picked out and the blueprint was drawn, the Natalis began calculating how much they would spend in materials and labor. They also planned for how long it should take to build the house and estimated a move-in date.

Both my grandfather and my dad diligently followed the progress of the workers, to minimize the possibility of delay and error. Dad wanted his family to be safe in the home he was building for them, and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to ensure their well-being.

God created the earth to be a safe dwelling place for his children. The Master Builder had a plan, and all that he created was good. When God sent Jesus to earth later on, he was thinking about his children yet again. As his divine creation, we are called his own, and as such, receive assurance of safe dwelling with him in eternity.

Whatever you set out to do, plan well and work diligently.

Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.

© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.