Sometimes in conversation we ask each other "What's your very favorite car you have ever had?" For me I don't even need a second to answer. My 1967 VW Bus pictured above here is my favorite.
It had white interior, bench seats, safari windows, rag top, white walls... on and on I could go. There is something about even the smell and sound of a VW that I love SO much. My bus was great all the way around, and I could even get all my kids in there and their friends too. It was sunny and happy and just cool.
When I bought my bus it had sat for years. It was completely broken down. Someone, or many people over the years, had taken it apart and then pieced it together with things that didn't belong. Like bucket seats for example. 😭 Tragic in my estimation. It was wiped out.
So my goal was to restore it back to stock. Like it was completely new. And so it happened.
In life we can feel wiped out, pieced together, and broken down at times like my bus felt before I was able to get a hold of it. But just as my bus was totally restored, we too, can be put back together by God again. He can make us new. He can give us a fresh start. He can take away the things that we have placed in our lives that don't belong and usher in all the things that do belong.
I love in the Bible in 1 Peter 5:10 it says, "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."
Let's ask God to take away the things that wreck us. And He will do just that. Then He will replace those things with all things that are just absolutely cool. We will come out completely restored and made new.