Are YOU in need of a paint job?

This past week was Christmas break, which pretty much all went to painting my room. (I will do a separate post on that eventually.. :)). 

As I was painting, I noticed something.
I had a lot of marks on my wall that had been created over time. Along with that I had many, MANY holes from hanging up things or posters, etc. With a little plaster and paint, all those marks were covered and seemed to simply vanish. It was as if my wall had a fresh start and all those marks were forgotten! 

"Okay Rachel... why are you telling us about disappearing marks and holes?" You may think.

By covering over these marks, something dawned on me.
Is this kind of like what Christ does for us? 
He takes our bruised, damaged and marked up hearts and "paints" us a new, clean and transformed one. 
Through His covering over of our sins, He presents us with a brand new and unstained heart!
(No, this is not a picture of my wall. It wasn't THAT bad, thankfully!)

Thank you Jesus, for giving us all "paint jobs" to our hearts. :)

So what do you think? Do you need a paint job? Maybe a few "touch ups"? 

2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"


  1. Great analogy Rachel...so true. =]
    I know I definitely need a few "touch ups" this year. =)

  2. Thanks Heather! Yeah.. I think we all could use a few touch ups from time to time. :)
    Happy New Year to you dear!

  3. My my, what green paint you have ;) I agree with Heather... wonderful analogy! And I love that verse too. Xo.


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