Sunday, August 5, 2012

If you need to be restored

I know a Master Builder. He has nail scarred hands, but not from what you might think. The nail scarring didn't come from his carpentry work in his home town wood shop. It didn't come from accidentally missing the mark as he swung the hammer to build a table or a chair. The scarring in his hands and feet came upon him as no accident though. The Master Builder had a plan. 

His plan originated outside of this time and space. It stretches back to the very foundation of this world. You see, his work as Master Builder began that long ago. It began by building the worlds. In fact, his craftsmanship began even before the world and planets were lovingly placed. They had to have a space to hang properly, so first of all he had to build the universe and all of its vastness in order to display his handiwork that was to come.

"Why did the Master Builder build a world?", you might ask. He built it for you and for me. He built it in order to house us and to showcase his creation, his beauty, his gifts to humankind. All for us.

The world is not in the condition that he intended for it when he crafted it with his hands. Nor are we, his creatures. There is one who came to destroy the beauty and perfection of this world, and the creatures that the Master Builder lovingly crafted from dust. 

But, that is why he came. The Master Builder came to this earth, even though he is not from this world, nor is he even on the same playing field as we are. Yet, he came as one of us to restore us to himself. To rebuild beauty. To restore our lives to their fullest.The scarring ultimately led to his death, but death could not hold on to the One Who built the worlds and us. 

The Master Builder lives to rebuild, restore, repair and redeem what is lost, broken, crushed and destroyed. 

Do you feel broken? Ask the Master Builder. He will put you back together.

Are your dreams dashed to pieces? The Master Builder specializes in restoring your dreams if you ask him.

Are you ailing in your body? The Master Builder came to restore and heal you. Trust him. Ask him.

The Master Builder is most concerned with the condition of you. Your body. Your soul. Your spirit. Your heart. Your mind. Your will.

Will you trust your Maker, your Master Builder....

                                            to replace what's been lost
                                            to repair what is broken
                                            to rebuild what's been crushed
                                            to restore you to himself?

For this is your Master Builder's desire from the foundation of the world.

"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

 "For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God." Hebrews 11:10

1 comment:

  1. This is very good Anne. Enjoyed it very well written...


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