My daughters favorite bunny is a tattered, worn bunny given to her by Nene. Both arms and a leg are torn at the seams. And stuffing protrudes from the side of her face. But Abby dresses the bunny in Leesy’s finest clothes.
She treasures her bunny.
I can’t help but picture myself as that bunny. Stuffing falling out. Arms falling off. Others have suffered more trauma and hurt in this life. And may have much more stuffing lost and seams ripped.
But there is one difference between the bunny and God’s children.
The bunny was treasured and dressed in beautiful clothing. Even after some patch work, the bunny remains imperfect. Underneath, she is still tattered and torn.
But as God’s children, Christ doesn’t merely cover our tattered and torn lives. He doesn’t hide our scars with beautiful adornments. Or simply patch up our lives.
He makes us new.
He makes us truly beautiful.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthiasns 5:17 ESV