I have always loved the vintage look of antique furniture. It is a blessing to love antiques when you can’t afford to buy brand new furniture. The craftsmanship and how old antiques are put together is unique.
I look at old furniture and it opens up my thoughts as to who owned this fine or not so fine pieced of furniture? Wonder who sat in this chair or who held this rolling pin? How did this piece of furniture end up in a resale shop all scratched and dented?
Some pieces of furniture started out without a scratch and were treated with up most care. The owner made sure to keep the piece dusted and it was the centerpiece of the room. Over time, respect was lost for this fine piece and it got stained and scratched and the newness was gone.
Sometimes we are like an old antique that lost the grand shine and are no longer the centerpiece for others to admire. Our outer shell can become stained with carelessness on our part and the abuse of others. We look at ourself and we think there is no hope and we might as well give up.
The old antique is rescued from the junk yard by someone that sees the potential and can see the possibilities for the future. Just as old antique furniture can be restored, so can you and I. The woodworker takes out the cloth and rubs on the liquid that will remove all the dents, scratches and stains that have accumulated over the years. His sandpaper will smooth out the rough spots and a new finish will be applied. This old antique will have a new place in life and will once again be a joy to itself and others.
This same application can be applied by God to our sin stained lives that have gotten burdened and stained over the years. God is ready when we are ready to take off the old sin stained shell and replace it with a brand new life. All you have to do is ask Him to forgive you and your life will be like the antique that has a new finish and will have a useful place in life.
The process to restore our antique life can be found in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”. Are you ready to be restored?