My daughter emailed me this picture...she knew I'd love it! She just purchased a table with four chairs for her kitchen at a local flea market. Look at the chair on the left: I THOUGHT SHE HAD PAINTED IT WHITE, but she didn't. She just cleaned it! It's amazing what Fantastik and a little elbow grease will do!
I don't know how the chairs got that filthy coating on them...were they sitting in an attic somewhere gathering dust? Were they used for many years but not well taken care of? Exposed to the elements? Whatever their story, those chairs were seen as beautiful and useful by someone, and now they've been cleansed and renewed. We too, were dirty, and God sees through the grime and lovingly calls us to him to be cleansed! Thanks be to God!
PSALM 51:7 Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow!