The room was a wreck. Mismatched furniture. Faded paint. Ugly light fixtures. Knick-knacks crammed intro crowded spaces. The homeowners tried to make some improvements, but the room kept getting worse.
Thus begins a home-improvement TV program. After interviewing the owners, the designer draws a plan to maximize the room’s potential. Program producers create suspense by building up to a moment referred to as “the reveal.” Viewers watch the progress and ooh and aah with the homeowners when they see the new room.
Over time, the world has become like a neglected room. People bring in things that don’t belong. They arrange priorities in ways that hinder potential. Lives become dull, overcrowded, and ineffective. Self-improvement projects offer little help.
The Bible is God’s plan that shows the best way to live. God builds suspense throughout the Old Testament. Then, at the appointed time, comes the great reveal–Jesus! Upon seeing Him, Simeon exclaimed, “My eyes have seen Your salvation. . . , a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel” (Luke 2:30-32)
We become part of God’s great “reveal” when we follow His design and Christ’s example.
— Julie Ackerman Link
(Source: Our Daily Bread)