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Home Improvements

Then I, Zechariah looked up and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand.  I asked, “Where are you going?”  He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is.”  Zechariah 2:1-2 NIV

 At first glance, this passage holds negative connotations, like I need to “measure up.”  In my fallen, human condition I can easily list many areas that need improvement.

But at second look, I’m reminded how a carpenter measures a room, not to condemn it, but to implement an expansion project.  Carefully, that carpenter measures the rooms, locates the supporting walls, and considers where the foundation might be expanded.  The carpenter’s goal is to improve the structure, not to criticize it.  He finds the areas of weakness in order to make it better.  He breaks down walls to create a more open and beautiful space.

The measuring tape brings no condemnation, only opportunities.

Come Lord Jesus, we gladly welcome your measuring line, knowing you seek only our good. Amen