A few days ago, I re-visited a house that a team in our church is renovating for a low-income family. I was stunned at the end result. I had seen it a few months ago and, I must admit, I was not hopeful our team could make anything of it. I looked at it and thought, “How did it ever get like this?” This week, I was looking at the restored house, and I was asking the same question, though in a different spirit, “How did it ever get like this?” It wasn’t quite Chip and Joanna Gaines but it was still a beautiful transformation.
Sometimes we look at a life wrecked by sin and ask, “How did it ever get like this?” Then, “Can this ever be restored?” Psalm 51 answers both questions as we view the wreckage of David’s sin-ruined life.