Welcome back! Here is the sixth in my devotional series on woodworking. Enjoy!
My cousin discovered a treasure. He found wonderful pieces of air-dried walnut wood lying forgotten in a neighbor’s barn. To the neighbor, the wood represented old logs with little value, but my cousin took them home, scraped off the bark and transformed them into unique Shaker-style side tables that sell for hundreds of dollars apiece!
Like my cousin looking at the wood, God looks on each of us and sees the real value hidden behind our warts and bumps.
Others may not think we’ll ever amount to anything, but the Father is willing to work patiently and reveal the priceless treasure hiding below the surface. He is in the business of sanding off our rough edges and turning us into saints. In 2 Corinthians 3:18 the apostle Paul says, “As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more.”
Do you ever feel like one of those forgotten logs in the barn? Like no one cares? Like you have no worth? God stands waiting for you to ask him to transform you into a masterpiece. Then, like the surface of a piece of highly polished furniture, you too will reflect the image of his perfect Son.
Father, take my life and do whatever is necessary so that all who know me will see you clearly.