This week we found out that some things can be fixed, even though it will take a lot of work. What I am referring to is our Toyota Rav 4, which had a tire malfunction – the tire came apart – that costs $10,313 worth of damage. The lady I talked to at the collision center told me all that had to do to bring it up to “like new” status. They estimated 72 hours of labor!
So now to the spiritual application. Some things in our hearts, or at least in mine, need a lot of work. That will be work that the Holy Spirit does in my heart through God’s word, through other believers, and through our God-inspired circumstances.
What we can learn from all this is that we need to cooperate with the Lord in His work on our souls, that we need to realize that it is Him doing all the work. We are just responding to it. The final point I think we can dig from this analogy is that we are not condemned in the process of our transformation. God’s love for us has not changed – but we are being changed by His Holy Spirit and the Word.
May God bless us all in our journey of faith.