There once was a sad little table that no one wanted. It was tossed into a dark corner in a garage, waiting and hoping to be rescued. All it wanted was someone who could see it’s potential and possibility that it had underneath all of the scrapes, scuffs and scars.
Full of spider webs, dust and debris, it waited and waited and waited.
One day, the garage door opened. It saw the sunlight for the first time in what seemed liked forever and it thought, ‘What is this!?’
It felt someone pick it up and suddenly the next thing it knew, it saw the garage door disappearing in the distance. ‘Going to the dump I suppose.” The sad little table thought.
Little did it know, it was on it’s way to be rescued. The table was frightened when it noticed that it was placed in what seemed like another dark corner of a building. ‘Here we go again!’ It thought.
The garage door didn’t shut, and the table was set on top of drop cloth. It heard a loud noise suddenly and it felt all of the years of use, abuse, wear and tear slowly fading. All of it’s scars were sanded away. Deep down it could once again sense a little bit of hope and it knew that this time, something was different.
As a new layer of paint was applied, it felt incredible. If tables could smile, this table would have been wearing the biggest smile you’ve ever seen.
You see, once the tables scars were cleaned out, and sealed off, it was able to live again. It was rescued, redeemed and renewed, much like how God uses hard times in our lives, to cleanse us , wash away our scars and make us new in Him. He never loses His vision for us, we can never be too far gone, that our loving Father loses sight of our potential in all that He created us to be.
This is why I do what I do, this is why I rescue things that have been forgotten. Everything deserves a second chance and a new lease on life.
If you have a piece of furniture that you are thinking of tossing, take a second look. Maybe it just needs someone to care enough to look at it with a new set of eyes.
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