Friday, September 22, 2017
"We - His Beautiful" - 09/22/17 - 1 Chronicles 26-27
"all of this was in the care of"(26:28)
At the auction, it was alone by the wall of the old home. Its legs had been removed and they were laying against its top, which was covered by layers of ugly old varnish. When it came time to bid on it, no one raised their hand - except me. I bought it for $2.
I bought it at a time in our financial life when $2 was much like $2000. It wouldn't fit into the car, so I had to go home and get Curt and our truck. He wasn't impressed with my "bargain", knowing our finances and how often my "bargains" entailed work from him. He kept his thoughts to himself as we loaded it into the truck and took it home.
I put the legs back on by myself. The table wobbled. I tightened them and the wobble lessened. There were many moments, while sitting at the table, I would pick at the old varnish, thinking I needed to take the time and do it proper.
It took the help of others to make needed changes.
Upon closer inspection, Curt discovered I had put the legs on backwards. No more wobble. My mom, newly retired with time on her hands, took the table and upon its return it had transformed from ugly into beautiful.
How often we take the lives of others and our self. We take the gifts and talents we have been given. We take all we have been instructed to care for and cast them aside. Leaning them up against the wall, covered with ugly. How often we take all we have been given charge over and do not use it for Him.
We are instructed to be in care of those around us.
Many times I am reminded what we are "in the care of" when I look or sit at this $2 table.
At the auction, our ABBA is the only one who raised His Hand.
He bought you and He bought me at The Price of His Son.
We are set up within His Church, our new Home.
It takes the help of our ABBA, His Son, The Holy Spirit, His Word, His Family, in the work of transforming our "self".
He has taken the "ugly" and transformed it into "beautiful".