Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Layer Upon Layer

Our newly painted deck
It seemed like such a good idea. The video on YouTube made it look easy....we would strip the paint off our deck and restore the natural beauty of the wood. We got to work with rollers, brushes, rubber gloves, face masks, and one can of industrial paint stripper that boasted 'easily removes multiple layers of paint.' Just what we needed! After coating the entire deck we optimistically turned on the power washer, just like the video had shown us. The result? Nothing. A few flakes lifted here and there, but that was all. Maybe the electric sander would work....but that was ineffective too. We made yet another trip to the store to buy a paint scraper, but that didn't work either. That paint was far too deeply ingrained in the wood. No stripper, power washer or sander would ever be able to remove those layers. We gave in and simply repainted it.
As we teach the Bible to our children, we are creating layer upon layer, truth upon truth that no amount of worldly power can ever strip away. What they learn from God's Word will be sealed and deely ingrained - a firm foundation that can never be removed. 
God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are His." 
2 Timothy 2:19
Day After Day: Kristian Stanfill

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