Apr 21, 2016

Authentically Marked

Once pristine architectural elements bear witness to decades long past. 
A worn sheen etched by the passing of generations.
Peeling layers curl back, breaking free of walls long attached.

Flakes, chips, lost pieces of life lived in the past. 
Color aged, turned across years, 
burnished and shredding 
until sanded surfaces are revealed. 

The story is not lost with the surface. 
It is deepened by the layered revelations of wear.
Character is transformed, 
authentically marked by existence; 
serving a purpose 
across days strung by time.

At our best,
we are called to live a similar story.


  1. Yes, at our best. And may our "sanded surfaces" be a blessing to others who have been likewise sanded!

    1. Just so. The scriptures describe our spiritual transformation in many ways such as refined by fire. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. This struck me:
    "The story is not lost with the surface.
    It is deepened by the layered revelations of wear." Yes! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Humbled that the words resonated true...

  3. Just beautiful! Grateful to read these words especially >
    "Character is transformed,
    authentically marked by existence;
    serving a purpose
    across days strung by time."
    May you have a blessed Sunday!