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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mason Jars, Pallet Furniture, and People

Mason jars are used for canning and: lighting, containers, organizing, for drinks, as vases, and a million other functions. They add the shabby chic touch to home décor.

Illustration by: debspoons

Wood pallets are nailed together and finished to make beds, sofas, armchairs, tables, and patio furniture. They’re taken apart and made into wall art, headboards, signs, and different kinds of shelving. (In our house, we burn them in the wood stove for heating.)

Photo by: artur84

I’m amazed at all the uses for normal, everyday things! (Just today, I saw a novel use for cereal boxes. Amazing!)

Take something ordinary, be creative, et voilà! You have something new and wonderful.

That’s exactly what God does with a person.

Jesus saves a rotten old sinner who puts his faith in Him for salvation. (Ephesians 2:5)

He makes that person a new creature. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

He puts a new desire in his heart—for the Word of God. (1 Peter 2:2)

Jesus gives him a new meaning for his life—to glorify God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Jesus takes the weak things and makes them useful. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

Jesus provides wisdom when he needs it. (James 1:5)

He becomes his best Friend. (Proverbs 18:24)

Jesus gives him the most abundant life. (John 10:10)

Jesus does much more than upcycle: 
He makes everything brand new! 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: 
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 

Praise God!


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