10360525805_d5001651de_oWe’ve spent the past 2 1/2 weeks working to patch up our walls, ceilings, and refinish the floors in our living and dining rooms. There have been many hours of work prepping, sanding, painting, and finishing. However, now that it is done, the end product is almost breathtaking.

All of the hard work has paid off in a gorgeous end result. The floors looked terrible, the walls had cracks and chips and the ceilings were uneven and had large cracks. To look at it all now is just marvelous.

Above all, the floors are amazing. Many hours of sanding, 4 coats of finish and they are not the same floors!

All of this work has made me think of the beauty of Christ’s redemptive work in our lives. How much toil and energy he spend on earth. How much he had to give up his life with the Father in heavenĀ (more than just 3 weeks of having a house in shambles). He worked so hard that it killed him, all to make us beautiful.

We were most vile and disgusting but through his work, he has redeemed us. He has restored us. Christ is the reason that we shine. He is the light of life and in him all men see.