A totally Christian Church
Come and see what God has done; His awesome deeds for us! Psalm 66:5
12th September 2021
A true short Testimony, submitted by a River friend:
How many of you are familiar with a programme called the repair shop presented by Jay Blades?
I’m fascinated watching the time and patience the crafts people take to lovingly restore differing articles which have been brought in for repair.
The stories behind each valued item differs in many ways and evokes varying emotions when the finished article is revealed, fully restored to its former glory.
I believe we too have a craftsman who also likes to restore our broken lives back to the design and purpose He intended.
Every crafts person on the show has expertise on various mediums, and it’s the same with us. We all have different characteristics etc, and God uses the right tools that He has to restore our lives and use them for His purposes.
Sometimes the restoration is harsh, layers of dirt etc, need to be removed by the crafts person in order for the true beauty of the item to be revealed.
The same with us, throughout life we too have accumulated lots of “dirt” which has lain dormant and The LORD doesn’t want us to live with that.
He wants to remove ALL the unnecessary “dirt” in our lives which stops us becoming whole again.
The LORD’s aim is to restore us to our former glory too.
I would like to close with a quote by Jay Blades. “The repair shop is open for all of us, and we should never be afraid to check in.”
I think the same applies to us with Jesus’ workshop.