Master Craftsman

We all come to God in different conditions
Some of us beaten and bruised
Scarred by bad choices and by shame
No matter what has happened to us
God takes our brokenness
Without a word of comment or hint of judgement
He takes us to His workshop

He wipes away our stains
Cleansing us from the inside
He smooths our hard edges
Softening our hard hearts to Him
He sands down our abrasiveness
Removing our harshness to those around us

Where the wood had cracked
Where our deepest pains and hurts resided
He mends them
He makes them stronger than they ever would have been
He polishes us, giving us a warm glow
A welcoming heart to the lost
He gives us strong legs
So that we now can bear up others

We are not the finished article
Every day He continues to work on us
But we are no longer damaged goods
We are God’s masterpiece
What once we thought would destroy us
God has used to empower us
To reach out to the world in love

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

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