Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
I am restoring a 1969 Mustang coupe with my grandson Isaac. When we get it finished, it will be his car. I enjoy working on the old car very much. It was a rust bucket when we got it, and we are putting a bunch of new sheet metal in it as we cut out the old rusty parts and put in new.
As we work on it I often think of Isaiah 64:8, where God says that we are the work of His hands. I take great pride in taking a piece of rusty old junk and turning it into a car that looks brand new and is worth a lot of money. He is working on me taking an old useless sinner and making me into the image of Jesus Christ, now that is restoration to the max!
The difference between me and an old rusty car is that I am part of the process of God making me new. I have to cooperate with the process. God gives me instructions in the Bible how to cooperate with His restoration project with my life, and as I do that I become clean, powerful, and useable for Him.