In DIY land there is a lot of discussion of the RE words.
Repurposed ~~~ Restored
I happen to love repurposing and restoring.....
taking things that no one else sees value in, discarded things,
thrown out on the side of the road things
old worn out, dinged up things that are consider useless
pieces that have served their purpose some say at one time in it's life but now headed to the dump
a little rough around the edges maybe
with all the eye candy worn off
Webster definition of re-store
give back, return
to put or bring back into existence or use
to bring back to...or put back into a former or original start: RENEW
to put again in possession of something
wow now isn't that a beauty.....
It took the beholder of the piece to look past the ugly
to see hope, to see beauty in something that no one else could see
knowing this was going to be hard work,
scraping, sanding, filling in the broken pieces
ah! but the blood sweat and tears was so worth the out come in the end.
Webster definition of re-purpose
to give a new purpose or use
you see the point of this post is not so much about restoring things as
As mush as I love restoring things I love to see lives RESTORED
all the more!
There is so much more value in a person~~~~ in people
but they can be discarded thrown to the side
seeming to be used up with no purpose in life
There are countless numbers of hurting people in the world
with broken lives that feel there is no hope
no reason worth living
But there is Hope
There is a Master restorer
He is the best at putting back together all the broken pieces
In scripture we can find RE words that give us purpose, give us a hope and a future.
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Jesus beholds the beauty in each one of us
Roy Lessin put it so perfectly and I had to share his thoughts
means to be bought back, delivered, ransomed, or purchased.
As our Redeemer, God has purchased our freedom in
Christ from the slave market of sin,
delivered us from Satan's power, and made us His own possession.
We have been redeemed
from a useless life
to a fruitful life;
from a life of bondage
to a life of freedom;
from a life of guilt, condemnation, and judgment
to a life of forgiveness, justification, and peace..........
that God brings back and gives to us again
what was once taken from us or lost to us.
God assures us that what was lost can be found,
what has ended can begin again, and what is no longer
seen can be brought back into view.
He can restore a broken relationship,
a lost blessing,
a broken heart,
a former ministry,
or a former joy. R.L
You see, I have been
I have been Redeemed!!!
Now those are shout-in words.
I know life is tough but no one has to walk it alone.
My prayer for you today is that if you are hurting, depressed, hopeless, tired, weary, jobless,
that you will run to Jesus the one who can put all the broken pieces back together.
He alone can make al things new
I am thankful for his faithfulness
his saving grace and putting my broken pieces back together.
What are you thankful for?
I would love to hear.
PS: If anyone is ever in need of a friend or a ear to listen or to pray, I am an email away!
Until next time,
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