I found a small, chipped metal table at a great price. I bought it knowing there was major prep work in my future.
Fast forward two (or maybe even 3 years) and I had not yet tackled this project. Have I mentioned that I tend to procrastinate? :-) However, every time I saw this piece in my garage, I still envisioned what it COULD be.
One warm sunny morning I decided TODAY was the day. I took the filthy cobweb covered piece to the front porch. It had even MORE rust than I remembered.
A wire brush with a scraper attached loosened up the flaky surface. I chipped away at the flaking paint stopping to use my power sander to smooth out the rough edges.
Now let me assure you, I’m not looking for perfection in this piece, just restoration. A primer to prevent further rust, & some fresh paint would make this little table useful & beautiful once again.
I’m reminded we humans are a lot like that little table. It was beautiful & created for a purpose, but over time exposed to harsh conditions or circumstances, the finish cracked exposing it to the elements. The deep wounding left unchecked eventually allowed the piece to go into decay & rendered it unusable.
Our heavenly Father sees the potential in His creation that He gifted with a self-will. We can yield ourselves to His tender prep work knowing that sins we’d rather not have exposed can only be overcome by His power.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ