Sunday, November 19, 2017

Discovering Value and Restoring Power

God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 (NIV)

I’m not a car enthusiast, but I appreciate this story.

Imagine the most powerful, beautiful car ever built. You choose the make and model, but imagine that car dented and rusted, parts broken, pieces missing and buried among other junkyard cars. Got the picture?

Clearly this car was misused. It was taken off road instead of on the Autobahn. Maybe the owner lost interest, let one mishap lead to another and the car deteriorated. Whatever the cause, it’s been forgotten.

But James, an automobile collector, searches junkyards for these gems, relishing ‘the hunt’. James looks through the debris and discovers value, celebrating because he knows what this car was built to do and is a master at restoring these broken beauties.

So James pays the junkyard manager an astronomical price – what the car would be worth brand new – which shocks, but pleases the manager. James takes the car home and sets out to transform it which takes time and patience. He starts with the interior, because if the engine isn’t working the car’s appearance doesn’t matter. And slowly but surely the car resembles its intended form.

By now you’ve guessed that the pile of dented, broken cars is us. We’ve gotten off track and made some mistakes. But God knows why He created us. He sees through the debris and calls us worthy. He sacrificed His Son for the opportunity to transform us into well functioning, beautiful human beings.

God sees your worth and can restore your life to its intended beauty. (tweet this)

Pass this on to someone who feels weary and unworthy. Only God can gives hope for restoration.

#SeedsofScripture #HEtransforms #HErestores


  1. So Jesus paid an astronomical price for us - he deems us worthy. This always ministers to my spirit.

    1. Yes, isn't it wonderful? He suffered and died because He deems us worthy. AND He seeks us out.