Sunday, June 12, 2016
Old Becomes New
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (New International Version)
Earlier this Spring, Hubby and I went to a junk sale and picked up a pile of great finds. My active imagination and too many episodes of American Pickers, had me picturing turning my tarnished treasures into gold.
Hubby found the spigot, and the kettle was a joint effort. I didn’t know if I could get flowers to grow in it, but they seem to have taken off.
I wanted to put some kind of letters in the spaces of this headboard, but haven’t been able to find any (ok, honestly, I really hadn’t looked.)
Then in an eclectic shop in Le Claire, Iowa, last weekend, I found the perfect letters. Except for not having an A, but I turned the V upside down and I don’t even think you can tell.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could turn all the trash we find into such treasures? Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the same thing with our sinful hearts? But we can, by giving all of our faults and failures to Jesus. He can make the most rusted person shine like gold.
Thank you, Lord God for giving us a second chance at life, a chance to come clean and shine. Amen.