golden treeI had one of those proud moments yesterday that fathers often enjoy.

Will and I were repairing a couple of outdoor lounge chairs. The straps that held together the material to the frame had deteriorated and broken. We were tying on new binding.

I asked him, “Will, why are we repairing these chairs?”


He is 10.

“Why not just throw them away? They’re broke.” Or is it ‘broken’?

Anyway, he says,”Because they still have value.”


And he’s only 10.

I went on to tell him that God is the same way with us. There are times that we’re broken, but He fixes us because we are valuable to Him. He could ignore us and cast us aside, but He doesn’t. He sees value in us no matter how messed up we are.

And He can fix us.

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