The Finished Product

What we will be has
not yet been made known.
            —1 John 3:2

Gutzon Borglum is best known as the sculptor of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The massive 60-foot granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Borglum’s housekeeper, gazing at the vast masterpiece, allegedly asked, “Mr. Borglum, how did you know Mr. Lincoln was in that rock?”

Sculptors sometimes call it hyperseeing: the ability to look at a rugged block of stone and see it in its final form.

One of the best men I’ve ever known was, in his younger years, one of the least-likely candidates for turning out well. God saw something in him that no one else saw—and he took that mess of humanity and chiseled it into a magnificent Christian.

God isn’t done with you yet.

God sees what you are—
and what you can be.

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