Sanding is a necessary process. Sometimes it is needed to remove an unwanted layer on the wood, like old paint or varnish. Sometimes it is used as a finisher…to remove splinters and make the surface smooth and even. Sandpaper comes in different types of grit, ranging from coarse to fine. A skilled carpenter knows how to select the type of grit and use appropriate pressure to achieve the desired result.
I am reminded that while He was on earth, Jesus was a carpenter. I am so thankful that He knows me inside and out and knows when I need something removed, need to be prepared for the next step in His plan, or just need some smoothing and refining around the edges.