Today I was feeling worn out and down and sort of beating myself up. As I walked into the kitchen this morning, my husband smiled and said “you are cute with your Snoopy jacket.”
So let me tell you about this jacket—I’ve had this jacket since I was about 18 or 19, over 20 years. I like to call it my holey Snoopy Jacket.
I refuse to get rid of it, like Linus and his security blanket. I’m not the type to hang on to things, so this is uncharacteristic of me. So what is it about this jacket?
This thing is falling apart. The zipper broke, it’s faded, there are holes and it’s unraveling around the cuff, but I won’t get rid of it. No way!
Well my holey worn out jacket got me thinking—I’m worn out, sometimes I feel like I’m unraveling. I’ve got holes. I’m far from being zipped up to perfection. At first glance, this could be a reason to throw in the towel—lose hope and heart, and just give up. Maybe you say, I’m so far in disrepair that it’s no use.
I’m so thankful, there is a hope and an answer better than that.
Jesus sees us with all our holes, worn out, tattered, and unraveling fits and He says, I’ve got you. I won’t let you go. You may be tattered and torn but you are valuable to me. You are more precious than gold!
I began a good work in you and I’m making you new.
He is in the process of transforming you from holey to holy. What a gift! Do you accept?
Even though I may be worn out, torn up, holes all over the place, I can still find comfort in my savior who loves me and I know is making all things new.
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.”
“Take heart, I have overcome the world.”