May 01, 2012

White As Snow

Can't we all use a fresh coat of WHITE PAINT?


As I began painting this little cherub

and watched how every brush stroke brought it

closer to its final transformation,

I was taken back in time to January of '96

when I, myself, was given the

Ultimate Makeover

This world had become a comfortable

place to dwell and I had taken a

"if you can't beat them, join them" attitude. 

I had burned the bridge between me and God

and I was left clutching fistfuls of ashes

As the last of the dying embers

still burned at my feet,

My Savior reached down

and pulled me from the muck

"To all who mourn in Zion, He will give


a joyous blessing instead of mourning,

festive praise instead of despair,

in their righteousness, they will be like

great oaks that the Lord has planted

for His own glory."    Isaiah 61:3 

My life was like an abandoned house,

desolate and in ruins,

that somebody saw potential in.

It was gutted, refurbished,

and given a fresh coat of

 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.”     2 Corinthians 5:17

The Lord is still working on "upgrades"

but know that He will never go "retro" lol

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Put away the evil of your doings 
from before My eyes.
Cease to do evil,
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor;
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.
 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
 “Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow"
  Isaiah 1:16-18