Here is the 'trash to treasure' I've been working on.
In the winter my family was exploring the old barns at my in-laws' home when we stumbled upon this old door. I immediately fell in love. It had great character, ALL the windows intact, and great history. It was, after all, the back door to my father-in-law's farmhouse when he was a child.
We had recently remodeled our mud room and had a large space that needed something. This was the perfect fit. I wanted to maintain the integrity of the age of the door. So I used a light blue glaze to freshen it up, without covering up the grain of the wood.
My father-in-law came to visit after it was hung and his comment was: 'I didn't know you could do anything with an old door.' Um... I think I'll take that as a complement.
So this got me thinking about my life. Sometimes I feel like an old door, put in the corner. A little rough around the edges, tired and dusty. Then my Savior comes to the rescue and sees my uniqueness. My beauty despite the worn places.
He then begins the restoration. He cleanses me, brings out the unique details of my personality, gives me a fresh coat of His grace and LOVES me. He is proud of me, and I bring him glory.
Yes, He does make old things NEW!
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.