I've been busy with a new idea. And a new shop.
I've been salvaging things. Collecting bits of vintage here and there and giving them new life. The word "repurposing" is perfect because each piece I make reminds me of something very important:
By the grace of God, we can all be repurposed goods.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says,
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."
That inspires me. Paul is saying "Behold!" In other words, "Pay attention to this: the new has come!" God takes old, tattered, purposeless lives and makes them new. Alive. Valuable. Full of promise. Isn't that incredible?
Just like I may find an abandoned treasure, He finds us.
He calls us by name, in tremendous love.
And when we entrust our lives to Him, He gives us a beautiful, honorable purpose.
The purpose He intended for us from the start.
My simple creations seek to reflect His heart. In a small way, in my small world, I want to share that message.
How fitting that my shop, salvage517 (named for the verse above), is opening now, in February, as we celebrate love. I think any work of redemption must start with love. So my first four one-of-a-kind creations, this time all hoop art, are themed especially for the season. (And in a week or so, I'll bring out more stuff.)
Enjoy, friends. And thank Jesus today if He's repurposed you.