As has been my usual practise over recent years my week off last week was - in the words of the Warehouse ad - a "staycation." Over the years my busyness in ministry and other employment has seen home maintenance slip somewhat to say the least. My weekly sabbath (Fridays) and my week off have meant I can tackle some of the many jobs that needs to be done. Last week it was my carport. The wood around the roof was basically rotten. I don't know how long it's been there (probably 30+ years) but however long it has been the weather - wind, rain & sun - had taken its toll. It had me wondering how long it was going to hold up!
I don't know how long it's been there (probably 30+ years) but however long it has been the weather - wind, rain & sun - had taken its toll. It had me wondering how long it was going to hold up! So I spent the week replacing old rotten boards and rusty nails with brand new boards and screws (so I can remove the roof easier in the future).
It got me thinking about transformation. As I look out my ranchslider I see brand new timber, strong and sound enough to last another 30+ years rather than old rotten timber that in places you could see through. My carport has been transformed. It's a lot better now than it was.
It took a lot of hard work in the heat of last week (I drank lots more water than I normally would!) but it was worth it. Just like when Jesus transforms us. It takes time and hard work (maybe not for him but for us) but it's worth it.
Will you only Jesus to transform you into something new and better than you've ever been?