Stains - we work with them regularly. Colour options seem endless, and we enjoy helping you choose what fits your style the best. While we don't usually refinish furniture through our store, my husband, as a certified cabinet-maker (as well as a pastor), has had occasion to do so. Stripping a piece of furniture of its stain requires the right kind of remover. Not just anything will do the right job.
Thinking of stained furniture brought to mind the old but wonderful hymn "Grace Greater Than Our Sin." One verse begins this way, "Dark is the stain that we cannot hide..." All the human race is stained by sin - and the stain is very dark and very deep. Often the question is asked, maybe not out loud, "How can I get rid of this stain?" Our Heavenly Father, offering such infinite grace, has the perfect stain remover - the blood of Jesus Christ! When we come to Jesus and ask forgiveness for our sins, our Father washes all the dark stain away, and we are now unstained! Unstained, unsoiled, and under the protecting blood of Jesus!
Not just anything can do the job of taking away the dark stain of sin, either. Turning over a new leaf doesn't work. Simply trying to do lots of good things just rubs, but doesn't remove the stain. One thing I know from experience is that there is nothing in any of us, or that we can do, that is worthy of God's attention, yet He loves us and calls us and searches for us, over and over and over again. My Father has the only solution that can utterly and completely remove the stain of sin, and He wants to apply it to all who will let Him! We find in the Bible, God's written Word, "...the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin...if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (I John 1:7,9 KJV) Let God strip you of the stain of sin, and join me in this journey that never ends - at least not until we enter our Father's House - Heaven.