We just got back from a 10 day 3500 mile motorcycle trip!
Yes, I rode the WHOLE way. Well, there was that couple of miles
in the wrecker with my friend, Sherry, but that's another story!
It was a learning experience! I don't always want to learn everywhere I go, but I must need lots of teaching, because God just keeps going with me. And, wherever I go I need teaching.
Thankfully, His learning cUrVe is huge for me! Isn't that great? He loves me. Therefore, He works with me where I'm at.
This is just one of the many things He taught me. Some things I cannot share because they are just between me and Him. But here's something I hope someone might be able to glean from:
God is my Restorer.
On our trip we saw many old cars and trucks.
Lots of them were rusting in fields, rendered useless
by the elements.
But as we visited the Route 66 Museum, we saw
old trucks of the same type -only they had been
restored. Their paint shone in the lights and the chrome
was polished to perfection.
Same vehicles, but because someone had cared enough
to do something about their poor condition,
they had been restored.
Most of us just throw away old cars. Trade them in.
Put them out to pasture.
It's a lot of trouble to put that much care into
a classic. It's hard work from the get go.
Out to pasture.
But then someone comes along
and sees what could be and he begins
the process not caring how long it will take.
Jesus cares about us like that.
He takes our useless lives, rusty from sin
and walking in the flesh.
He buffs us.
He polishes us.
He recreates us.
Why does He do this?
Why does He take the time to
restore us, when He could just
move on with someone new?
In just a short time He will restore us, so that we may live in His presence.
Thank you Lord, for fixing us up for YOUR glory and YOUR honor
and just so that we can live in YOUR Presence!
And He also says in His Word:
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
He restores my soul...
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.