Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A PIECE OF MY HEART ... everything is ruined

Have you ever put something red with a load of white clothes in the washing machine? I have had perfectly good clothes ruined because of colors bleeding onto other colors in the laundry.

As you pull the clothes out of the washer, you discover everything is just ruined. Everything has been tainted with red splotches!

Reminds me of what happened when the darkness of sin entered the pureness of the Garden of Eden. When sin entered the world ... many things were changed.

humans became hateful
creation was cursed
the animal kingdom no longer was tame
the ground became full of thorns and weeds

Sin ruined everything! and everything was changed!

Today, we still see the effects of that curse of the first sin. Death, disease and destruction are realities of our world that lives under a curse.

As bleak as this all sounds. There is hope.

Romans 8:22 says "all creation has been groaning under this curse. But the day is coming when the groaning will end."

If we could ... we would restore that load of clothes in the washer that was ruined. But the truth is the kind of restoration that this world needs is the kind that only God can give.

DON'T DESPAIR ...
THERE IS HELP ON THE WAY!

and that is a piece of my heart today;

4 comments:

Denise said...

Amen.

Donalacasa said...

What a beautiful illustration!

Blessings!

Beth in NC said...

Oh what a wonderful visual!

Debra said...

Hi Laurie! Loved the illustration! I've missed you and these walks to the cross together. I met Jenn yesterday and precious does not even begin to describe her, but it's a start!

Blessings to you sweet sister!