Old houses have a way of falling down. Yet, under the right care, even the worst of them can become shining masterpieces of a bygone era.
We just need to shift the house from one owner to another. From careless caretaker to relentless remodeler. From the shrug of a shoulder to a shine of a polishing cloth.
A magician becomes a master at shifting things from one spot to another. Pocket to pocket. Hand to hand, even from inside this box to inside that box. We watch and can’t believe our eyes. The scarf has become a bouquet of flowers, the frog a bunny rabbit, the pretty lady a puff of purple smoke.
In a sense, that’s how we need to be. When grief or sadness or sorrow overwhelms us, let’s shift our pain from one hand to another, from our palm to that of Christ.
1 Peter 1:6-7 shows us how it’s done.
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Jesus wants us to shine, to be filled with his glory. To go from being master of our house to letting him be the Lord of our lives. From one hand to another, poof, we turn from human to more, the child of the Living God.
People will watch us change and not believe their eyes.
Place your faith in Jesus today. He is more precious than gold.
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