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Making something new

I love taking random pieces of wood and and making things… usually it is something to hold books! Can’t imagine why my book collection is growing! I recently gathered up scraps of wood that I’ve been accumulating and made another book box—the eighth such box. It’s fun to take pieces that were once part of something else & make them into something new. It can be frustrating too, as sometimes random wood pieces don’t want to fit together. 

Jesus took us in our brokenness and made us whole. Like scattered pieces of wood, He takes us and makes something new, whole and different—we’re reborn. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” (2 Cor. 5:17)

IMG_0131Jesus shines the light of his completeness on our everyday brokenness; for make no mistake, we’re all broken. Unlike a wood project that can be finished, once for all, we find new paths to brokenness everyday (our random wood pieces don’t want to fit together). And so, everyday, Jesus heals our brokenness. Hemingway was correct when he wrote We are all broken; that’s how the light gets in. Think about that—Jesus is the light of the world. He said that only the sick need a physician—His light gets into our broken places.