Just like a classic car, authentic restoration occurs in three steps. We surrender the old, surrender the pieces, and surrender the new. We’ve looked at surrendering the old and the pieces. Now, let’s pursue what it means to surrender the new.
After the pieces of the collector car are restored, the rolling sculpture is reassembled, reflecting the original design of its designer. It is ready to be used for its intended purpose. The new triumphs and tragedies are both surrendered to the restorer. When a car wins in competition, the restorer receives the glory. However, as the automotive masterpiece is exercised and judged, the paint will fade, the leather will tear, the tires will wear, and the metal will rust, requiring another surrender to the one who makes things new.
When Christ puts the pieces of our lives back together, He uses us for His intended purpose of authenticity, reflecting the original design of our Designer. We discover our ultimate value in being His agents to bring authentic restoration to others, as we surrender our new triumphs and tragedies.
As Christ reassembles the pieces of your life, surrender your new journey to His intended purpose of authenticity, reflecting the unique design of the Designer. Discover your ultimate value in being used by God to bring His authentic restoration to others. While you travel Restoration Road, surrender both the credit for the triumphs as well as the wear and tear of tragedies to Christ your Restorer who said: “I am making everything new!” (Revelations 21:5).
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