The Lego Analogy

I’ve embarked on a near impossible task.  I have about 7 gallons worth of mixed up Lego toys(thousands of pieces) and I’d like to put the sets back together and keep them apart from the miscellaneous Legos.  It’s rather daunting but will be worth it in the end(I think).  I was struck by the similarity between this task and learning doctrine.  Legos don’t come in big mostly assembled parts, they come in small individual mixed up parts.  In the same way, when we learn Bible doctrine, we learn one small thing at a time and before long as we put the small pieces together we see larger and larger portions of the bigger picture.  Whole doctrines become clear one small piece at a time.  Legos also come with instruction booklets which could be like the Pastor Teacher giving you each days set of  instructions “put parts a,b, and c with the previously constructed x,y, and z”.   It’s a loose analogy but a fun one just the same. 

We shouldn’t get discouraged by the slow growth or the small thing learned each day.  That is how we are supposed to grow. 

Keep Sailing,

Mary

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2 responses to “The Lego Analogy

  1. Roy 3

    You got me thinking about small/little things, and so this is what I came up with.

    Mat 7:14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
    Mar 8:7 They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well.
    Mar 12:42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.
    Luk 19:3 Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
    Luk 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
    Luk 16:10 “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
    Luk 19:17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.’
    1Jn 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
    Mat 18:10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

    God loves the little things, and look what He does with them. He will give us little, by little until that little is great, and then He will be glorified for He did the work, not us little ones. This really had nothing to do with legos, but anyway there are my thoughts.

    Roy

    • mylittlebub

      I love that! Pulling all those verses together to see it like that is very encouraging to me. Thank you VERY much for sharing your thoughts! God is teaching me more and more how important the “little things” are.

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