Today I ran across Chateau de Gudanes online. I had read about this Chateau in France several years ago. It’s a 17th century chateau with the most stunning view of the Pyrenees mountains, and the valleys below. The couple who bought it couldn’t resist.
But the building. The ceilings were gone. Trees were growing inside. The floors and fixtures had been removed. There were literally tons of rubble to remove.
They needed some serious vision.
In a video about it they said that they love the work. That when things get hard, you need to get stronger. That bit by bit they are getting to know the beauty that was this chateau.
That they are committed to it.
And I thought about us.
We are spending this week so focused on Jesus and His bloody path to save us.
We are full of baggage. Missing bits and parts. Tired and run down. Lost from our original purpose.
But Jesus. He sees us differently. He is ready to buy us and restore us. He is ready to clear out the rubble and rebuild us. He is committed and ready.
We need to open ourselves up to His great restoration project. To allow Him to make us new. And maybe this week, as we reflect on His great pain, we can.
This Easter week, our prayer is that you remember the wholeness that He has ready for you.
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