And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
    -- Mark 8:24

Wood finishes, whether made from hard wood or soft, have a
particular sanding process.  Depending on the type of wood
and what the woodworker is trying to accomplish, he will select
from the following types of sandpaper:

  • Course … for heavy sanding and stripping, roughing
    up the surface.
  • Medium … for smoothing of the surface, removing
    smaller imperfections and marks.
  • Fine … for a final sanding pass before finishing the
    wood.
  • Very Fine … for sanding between coats of stain or
    sealer.
  • Extra Fine … for removing dust spots or marks
    between finish coats.
  • Super Fine … for fine sanding of the finish to remove
    some luster or surface blemishes and scratches.

All of which are made up from a number of abrasive particles
that cut or smooth the wood in varying degrees.  The
woodworker will progressively use finer pieces of sandpaper to
get a smooth finish, stopping only when the desired results are
achieved.

Jesus Christ, the master woodworker, knows exactly which
process to use to remove our imperfections too.  Some days
the course sanding cuts to the core when removing the old
paint marks and varnishes of the world.  On other days, it’s a
gentle refinement, sanding off dust spots of the past to
prepare for another coating of love, mercy and grace.  It’s a
continual process to remove old blemishes and new scratches,
and though we
weary of it, He never does.  He knows precisely
what it will take for each of us to achieve the ultimate
finish fit
for a heavenly presentation.  

  • That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having
    spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and
    without blemish. -- Ephesians 5 verse 27

Words of enrichment inspiring hope, faith and trust in Jesus
Christ.


Bible Reference:  King James Version
Scriptures to Reference ...
  • 1 Peter 2 verses 19-21
    19.  For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God
    endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
    20.  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye
    shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye
    take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
    21.  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
    suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his
    steps:

  • Matthew 26 verses 67-68
    67.  Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others
    smote him with the palms of their hands,
    68.  Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
    thee?

  • 1 Corinthians 4 verses 10-16
    10.  We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we
    are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are
    despised.
    11.  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
    are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
    12.  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
    bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
    13.  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the
    world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
    14.  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved
    sons I warn you.
    15.  For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet
    have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you
    through the gospel.
    16.  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
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