“The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.” Isaiah 51:3
He had all the vices in the world. His friends thought he was hopeless and beyond changing. They knew what he had done and felt terrible that they couldn’t have stopped him in the beginning itself. Loving him was tormenting since it burned their hearts to see him be in the wrong and then have to bear the consequences for it.
He was living his life of destruction when he met a girl who seemed nutty in the beginning. He was intrigued by her sense of doing the right and the good. Yet he shrugged and went his own way preferring to ignore the good he saw in her. She saw him too but unlike others she saw inside him and realized there was beauty and love behind all the messy and destructive traits he had. It was the first time that someone saw worth in him.
She went two steps back and began to speak to him from behind a veil. She spoke of love, passion and glorious success through doing right. Amused but curious he began to talk to her and before long, both were caught up in an uplifting exchange as love slowly overshadowed them like a cloud. In this weaving through time a beautiful tapestry was made – two souls were knit together in love and one lost and broken soul was made whole.
God delights in reformation and restoration. He looks down with compassion on his broken and hurting children, even if they were in the wrong. Even our losses and failures turn into success when they pass through His hands. He is the master who knows how to work on something till His perfection is mirrored on it.
He turns the dead silence of loss, failure and loneliness into the sounds of joy, gladness, thanksgiving and singing. He can transform any person who had failed to become a success. He can transform any place in the world into a haven of peace and joy. If you have something broken within you or around you give it to the master craftsman – God.
“Dear Jesus, thank You for how you sculpt and work within me to make me better and beautiful. Thank You for seeing worth in me, and never letting go of me. May I always follow You, Amen.”