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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spirits Can Be Restored

You also, like living stones, are being built into
a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood,
offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to
God through Jesus Christ. - 1 Peter 2:5

An empty old Georgian style house with magnificent columns in front sits on my street. Passing by this old house, I think how beautiful it must have been when it was first built and in times past. Neglected for many years, the white paint is fading and peeling. The house has even been vandalized inside and out. Having been empty for so long, it’s hard to know how much damage has actually been done. How much would it cost to restore this old house? I wondered. Can it even be saved?

How I wish someone would move in and fix up that old place! I know it has the potential to be so beautiful. That dilapidated old structure is a lot like many of us. We come into this world so beautifully created by our Maker. Then someone we trust hurts us; emotionally, physically or both. We may shut down emotionally because it hurts too much to feel. We may not care about our appearance. Beautiful spirits are broken and sometimes even destroyed. After our "spiritual house" sits empty for so long, others may start to wonder if we can ever be restored. What will it take to restore us? How much will it cost? Can we even be saved?

The answer to this question is simply yes. If we allow Jesus into our hearts, He can heal the scars caused by abuse and repair the broken spirit. And unlike that old house on my street that would probably cost so much to restore, the cost of Jesus’ restoration is free. And Jesus’ work is always beautiful; after all, He is the Master Carpenter.

Do you have broken windows and peeling paint in your life?

Have you perhaps given up on experiencing healing and peace for yourself?

Is there someone in your life whom you've given up on?

Remember, we're never too broken for God.


Father, thank you for being the Lord who heals us. Help us to feel your healing touch today. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Blogger takemetomaui said...

Thank you for this, beautiful! So many times we give up on God's power to heal and restore without even realizing it. He is faithful!!


May 28, 2009 at 4:14 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Amen, thank you for such a great post.

May 28, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

That was beautiful!

May 28, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

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