Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch
Sabbath, June 8, 2019

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on, but several large, yellow hunks of road-repair machinery have been lurking around corners in our neighborhood for the past month. They’re gone now, but in their place they’ve left several neat black rectangles made of road-tar.

There are many of these rectangles throughout our development, and it’s clear that they are covering up excavations made to do something to the sewer or water system. And the workers seemed to know exactly what they were doing, such as where to dig each hole.

Notice those spray-painted markings? They appear on the pavement around each of these rectangles. I can’t decipher what all those X’s and arrows mean, nor why the rectangle in the photo above is about two feet to the left of where the white outlines are. But these markings were made before the machinery arrived, and signaled the workers where to dig.

If you’re even vaguely a student of world news, you know as well as I do that deep inside the human heart is sin and selfishness and a great potential for evil, which often bursts beyond the boundaries of civility and causes pain.

And accompanying these tragic and frightening stories are accounts of how people are trying to heal the damage and correct the offenders. But only God knows what’s in the heart, and how those hearts can be turned in healthier directions.

How’s your heart? Does it need repairing by the divine Workman who knows what lies beneath the facade we show to others? Below you’ll find a link to a treasure-trove of Bible verses which talk about the heart and how it can be healed.