It was quite by accident that I saw it.
There was something I had just passed down the highway that I wanted to photograph.
While turning into a new housing development area, there was quite a bit of acreage with wild grasses and trees.
It was a lovely scene, made even more interesting by its contrasting centerpiece–an abandoned construction machine.
This type of equipment is quite costly and very specialized.
Why was this one left behind?
As it rusts in the harsh sun each day, the moments that it was once in use become more of a remnant of times gone by.
It appeared useless and condemned.
I suppose that if the right person came along, this big piece of machinery could be restored.
Like machinery rusting out in the elements, people need to be restored.
Not just some people—all people.
The rust and corrosion of sin affects everyone.
There is only one remedy.
Only one redemption.
Jesus came to save us.
When He died on the cross and rose from the dead, He paid the penalty for our sin.
God doesn’t want us to be lost and separated from Him forever.
He doesn’t want us to be in a condition of condemnation.
Instead, He wants us to be restored—to be made right with Him.
To be forgiven, whole and well.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
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