Enough Paint?

My company has this great benefit that gives us a four-week sabbatical every five years, which we can use for personal enhancement / development.

So anyway, I’m personally developing by throwing paint around today.

(Does that count as personal enhancement?  Does the paint that misses the wall and hits my hand or my face enhance me?  Is this “building character?”  I used to hate it when Mom would talk about “building character” — it usually meant something unpleasant was happening.  Some people like painting.  Some people do it every day for a living.  And some people build character.)

So as I was painting, the conversation turned to the idea that enough coats of paint could hide imperfections.  (We weren’t talking about paint on my face, for all you comedians out there. :))  Terri reminded me of this gift from my daughter:

Every Mistake is Fixed — with Enough Coats of Paint

Thankfully, that’s not the way God “fixes” our sins.  The days of covering sins with the blood of animal sacrifices is gone.

Hebrews 10:10-12

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Those old sacrifices could not take away sins, they only covered them.  The Lord Jesus Christ, with one sacrifice, removed sins for ever.

That’s actually much better to be thinking about than whether I’m enjoying the painting.

It’s enough to motivate me to build character, and rejoice in doing so.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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