My driveway was a mess. Parts of the concrete were greatly uneven. This made parking difficult for us.
Yesterday, some guys came to our home and repaired the driveway.
Here is what they did:
As I watched the guys do their work, I thought about how God does a similar sort of transformation within us.
Just like my driveway, our hearts can get a little messed up. Uneven. Rough. So God, at times, has to break things up in our lives. He doesn't use a jackhammer on us. Thank goodness for that! But He does use His word, His Holy Spirit, other people, or even our circumstances. Then He will effectively help us take out all the trash, debris, and rocky parts. Then, He fills us with His Holy Spirit. By this I mean He pours His own presence into our lives. In doing so, He makes us right and smooths us out. When He does His work, it's mighty impressive.
I'm glad those fellows fixed up my driveway. But I'm even more glad that God fixes up our lives. The job He does in our hearts and minds is something to be celebrated.
Let's all allow God to work in us.