This was my Christmas present from Jase.
He and I saw it at the Goodwill.
We’d run into town one morning, because his last pair of pants had a hole.
We are praising God for his growth, he’s actually been changing sizes pretty regularly!
However, it means we have moments where he’s out of clothes.
I’d taken him to a department store first, only to discover they don’t carry children/youth sizes.
We chatted about what to do as we headed to the car.
We agreed to try Goodwill next.
Not only did the Lord bless us with two pairs of pants for him, he bought me this little end table.
When we’ve had time, we’ve been working on it.
He does the sanding and I do the painting.
My husband already promised to do the top coat since I can’t handle that.
Today, we hope to get it finished.
Then, it will go up for sale in our booth.
Jase and I are excited to see the end product and hopefully it will go from someone’s very warn, no longer wanted furniture, to a useful and attractive piece.
Because it’s actually not in bad shape at all.
It was made well of good material (solid oak) and it has a lot more years of service left in it.
Infact, it feels like an opportunity to turn this $10 table into something someone will use and enjoy.
Most of all it reminds me of Jesus.
When God made the world it was good.
Well made, of good materials.
Then sin entered, by the choice of mankind, and the human race has become scared and ugly and often times feels unwanted, unloved, warn out…
He’s work cleans and refurbishes our broken weary soul.
He’s carpenter hands know exactly what each heart requires to be restored.
And He’s never “finished” caring for each one.
We are never put up for sale.
God bought us with His Son’s blood on the cross and we are His cherished possession.
In fact, He’s continually working on the heart, polishing and removing the stains of sin, death, hurt.
Sometimes it’s rough, like sandpaper over our soul, but it’s always good.
His ways are perfect and He knows what is required to bring our hearts into a beautifully restored creation He intended from the beginning.
I’m so thankful to Him.
Thankful He paid such a high price for me.
Thankful He is working on my heart.
Thankful for all the seasons, including the rough ones.
Thankful for His gracious and enduring love and patience.
He’s the one who is patiently hopeful.
He’s patiently restoring my heart and He has confident expectation that His work will be completed.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for all You have done and are doing in my life and in the lives of others. Lord Jesus, each day is a new gift, full of opportunities to love You and love others. Lord, please forgive me for allowing circumstances to cause me grief and fear. Thank You for reminding me that each day is worth living, just because You live! I love You, Jesus. Amen.