We just had our deck resurfaced! A much needed repair, as it had become dangerous with popped-up nails and boards… sometimes you just wait too long. How wonderful it was to return from vacation and walk out onto a new deck!
Suddenly I realized, however, that the old railing looked anything but white. So, I set out to paint and it’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do ❤️ All the cracks and scars covered over like magic. You can’t even tell that I painted over a few dead bugs and spider web pieces.
Come, let’s consider your options,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins have stained you like the color red,
you can become white like snow;
though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet,
you can become white like wool.
When God cleanses us from our sin, it’s not a white-wash, it’s a total redo… through and through. In His loving eyes my “dead bugs” are completely gone, as well as all cracks, scars, and old webs! I am made NEW in His Image.
But, what an amazing thought that He didn’t stop there. He is in the business of making my life match what He has already accomplished in me spiritually! I am being remodeled bit by bit: to think like Him, to love like Him, to serve others like Him.
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
My life (how I do things) in exchange for Jesus. How is this possible? Who would ever have the patience to take on such an exhausting project? Who would have the vision to see the possibilities? Who would have the faithfulness to stick it out?
Only my God! He Can, He Will, He Does. Why?… you know,
ForGlorySake! – Anna