Imagine receiving brand new jewelry on a special day like your birthday, wedding or anniversary. You open the box and the first thing you notice is how brightly it sparkles. You promise yourself to keep great care of it-we all do when we receive something new, don’t we? Because it’s new and it glistens, it catches the attention of others and people are quick to compliment on how beautiful it and it makes your head all swollen.
But nothing stays new forever. We get used to what was once exciting for us and see it as ordinary. When something feels ordinary, we stop taking care of it. And the once shining, prized object loses its shine, abandoned and forgotten. But the good news is, the luster is not gone forever. It can be recaptured. All it needs is a good polish and it is good as new.
Our lives may be more complicated than that of a lifespan of a ring or a bracelet. But the rules do apply. No matter how much messed up our lives have become, it doesn’t mean the end of the road for us. The same way when an ornament gathers dust, it doesn’t make it worthless. So why would we give up on our lives and that of people we know because they took a bad turn when we wouldn’t give up on an inanimate object like adornments?
It all starts with admitting that there’s a problem and then taking steps to solve it. A lot of life’s challenges has proven to be potent in dimming our shine but thank God that’s the worst thing they can do. They can’t take away our shine forever; it can be regained.
When Adam and Eve were created and placed in the Garden of Eden, they were intact till they fell and were driven out of the Garden. Since then, man lost his shine and had been trying to find it again. But thank God He had a plan to make things right. By sending His Beloved Son to c0me down and die for us and resurrect, He has paved a way for God and man to reconcile and this time, man is assured that his shine will never be lost again when He accepts the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. His place is secured in the Father’s kingdom as long as He remains rooted in Christ.
What are you going through that makes you think you’ve lost your luster? A lot of dust might have settled on your case but remember you still remain a precious ornament. Your case is not hopeless and you’re not worthless even if that’s the tune your mind keeps playing. It’s just the enemy trying to get you to give up on yourself. All you need is a good polish and the best there is, is the Blood of the Lamb which is powerful enough to cleanse us from the vilest of iniquities and make us as pure as we are meant to be.
Let’s make efforts to polish every dirty and dimmed areas of our life, shall we? We are meant to shine so by all means, strive to do so.
“Let your light so shine before men so they would see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven” Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
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