Early in the morning at campus, we heat water using electric coils, generally called “water heaters.” You dip one end into the bucket, plug the other end into the power socket, and your water gets warm.
I have a friend who stretches it so much, it looks perfect, the ninety degree angle is made as the coil enters the water bucket. Looks really neat. But after a little of that, the coil always stops working.
Why? Because the inner connection has been lost, the wires are broken and no longer together because of too much stress and tension. Looks good on the outside, but blows up on the inside after a short while.
I’d rather have it wavy as it gets into the bucket, loose and free, ant not so “neat,” but working continually. I think God prefers an inner state of wholeness for His purpose as well, as opposed to an outward show…. A broke vessel doesn’t even work anyway.
Good day, my friend.