The door to renewal.
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Many people have passed through the door of this old house. This is my husband’s grandmother’s home in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Many family members lived in the town years ago and many Sunday dinners, celebrations and family memories happened beyond that door.
But his grandmother passed away many years ago and now it stands empty, except for some of her possessions which are still stored in the house. Her flowers, her vegetable garden, and her home cooking are all just fond memories in her remaining family’s minds.
Today is my birthday. As you and I get older, we sometimes feel like this old house. We are slowly deteriorating from the moment we are born until the moment we die. The paint fades, the roof sags, the screens rust. But yet there are such amazing blessings within — moments shared with family and friends, time spent with God, the wisdom He gave us every time we asked, the purpose and plan He invested in us that gave our lives meaning, unknown experiences we look forward to in Him.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 New International Version
So each morning, we arise to fix our eyes on our Lord and await His daily renewal. He will always have a purpose for us. He will give us what we need for the life He prepares for us until our last breath is taken. Then He will come and take us to the new home He has prepared for us to live with Him forever.
Copyright Text and Picture Desiree Bustamante