We both just stood looking at it.
My husband had tried to explain over the phone, but finally said, “Sweetheart, you’re just going to have to see it.”
My first thought upon hearing those words was: wasted money.
But he must have understood my concern and assured me it was worth the money we paid.
So, I just had to wait and see it myself.
After getting it setup, we stepped back and looked at it.
For a while we were both silent.
Then we talked it over and ended up with:
“Let’s keep it.”
It has issues.
It’s been abused and mistreated.
It will never be perfect.
But the craftsmanship which went into it’s original creation are so obvious.
From the dowel drawers to the carved details to the original hardware, all the work speak of the craftsman.
I have no doubt that in the beginning it was very good.
After many years of living in this world, it’s damaged.
But my husband and I love it.
For me personally, it’s a beautiful reminder of how God sees me.
Parts of me simply don’t work like they were designed to.
But my life was loving created by the Master Craftsman and He looks past the imperfections and loves me still.
Indeed, He uses those things.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV — And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for creating me. Thank You for using the things in life to show me Your love, faithfulness, mercy, and grace. Lord, You alone know the story behind each scar upon the hearts of people. Please help each of us to realize how much You love us, scars and all. But not that we might continue to live in ways which damage us and others, but instead to come to You, that we might be healed and live in the fullness of Your grace. Thank You for this little dresser and the daily reminder. I love You. Thank You for first loving me. Amen.