Its amazing what a coat of paint will do to cover up blemishes. I just finished redoing our bedroom. We patched the holes and gouges of 18 years of wear, repainted a new color, and spray painted the white cold air return on the wall to a soft almond color. All the blemishes are still there, but they’re buried beneath to new paint.
That’s kind of like the sin in our lives. When Jesus washed my sins away with His shed blood, He covered it completely. It doesn’t mean I’m not a sinner by nature, but that He doesn’t condemn me for that past sin…He doesn’t see it anymore. But He didn’t give me amnesia. I still remember. The memory of my past failings is what makes me appreciate what Jesus did for. While I was still iun my sin, Christ died for me.
What greater motivation to want to change my life and not repeat the past errors. God help me to pass this on to others.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
Tags: cover, forgiveness, grace, paint
I took a couple of vacation days Thursday and Friday to repaint our kitchen. After 15 years the walls were nicked and scratched and Anita wanted to change the color. I told her I would do it in the winter, but once the weather broke I would be busy outside. It took the first day just to patch the walls, tape around the cupboards, and cut the old caulk out behind the counters. The second day was painting, repainting, trimming, and re-trimming after I took the tape off.
We don’t like change, yet we spend money and time because we like change. Its my expectation that I’ll never have to paint that room again in my lifetime. We create change so we never have to change it again. Isn’t that an interesting contrast.
What have you recently changed that you never want to change again?
Tags: Change, paint