Recently I’ve been on the hunt for new dressers for my kids. Nothing fancy. Just nice, neat, functional. The more I look, the more I realize how much I love the unique stuff. The more unique, the more expensive they are. I’m not talking about dressers lined with crystals and diamonds, I’m talking about that cool vintage look, but not necessarily old. The more I look, the more I see I love the stuff that’s been repurposed, that mix of old meets new, meets one of a kind. The cooler the repurposing is, the more valuable it is.
Then there goes my mind. Thinking about people. I think about how so many wish they had new body parts, new stuff, and new lives. But here’s the thing, we all have one life to live, then we are in eternity. Sometimes life can deal you some awful stuff, sometimes we can put ourselves in awful places and find ourselves doing “time” with our decisions. Sometimes we feel like our mistakes took the purpose and value out of our life. This can sound depressing if you keep Jesus out of the picture, but here’s the good news, Jesus is ready to give you a renewed life. He already did it at the cross. He brought reconciliation to all.
He isn’t here to throw you away, He’s here to restore you. He still has a plan and a purpose for you. He’s going to take the life you treated as junk and trash to throw away and turn it into treasure. He’s going to repurpose you in a way that will bring the quality of your life so far up, you’ll want to pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming. You can go from the trashed life, to the repurposed life when you hand your life over to Him. He did it for me, He can do it for you.
Colossians 1:22New International Version (NIV)
22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—
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