Life’s Journey

Before Ruth Bell Graham died in 2007, she chose for her tombstone an inscription that had nothing to do with her remarkable achievements throughout her life.

She told about an experience of driving one day on a highway through a construction area. There were miles of detours, slow progress, big equipment and cautionary signs. At last she came to the end of the work and saw this final sign: “End of construction. Thank you for your patience. ”

Later, Ruth decided on that very wording as the inscription for her tombstone:
“End of construction. Thank you for your patience.” *

All our lives, God is working in every believer to produce godly character and the fruit that the Holy Spirit brings. We are grateful for all who show patience with us as we journey through this process of spiritual formation.

* This story is told by John Ortberg in his book “Soul Keeping.”

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