I took these about two weeks ago in France.
I was, and am always immediately irritated by scaffolding when I want to take a photograph. This time was no exception. From Viewpoint 1 – everything is beautiful. Viewpoint 2 however, is not quite there yet.
I found myself thinking What is the purpose of this scaffolding?” The answer of course, is obvious. Restoration needs to be done. “What would happen if they didn’t do this?” Sooner or later the whole building will be affected until it ends up an ugly and derelict place.
The scaffolding is essential to complete the process of restoration.
I was reminded of Philippians 1: 4-6:
” In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.“
and I know, God is busy doing some work in me: There is scaffolding around my heart where he is working on my character and attitude, things that will only change if I yield myself to the process.
He will continue as long as I am willing to allow Him to be my author and perfecter.