Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. (Mark 5:20)
Monday, February 22
A few years ago, I was captivated by the story of the commissioning of the USS New York - a warship built with 24 tons of scrap metal from the World Trade Center. Today, the warship is used in counter-terrorism efforts overseas. It’s motto? “Never forget.”
There’s something to be said for the power of recycling. Every single one of us know what it is to have something in our lives reduced to heap of scrap metal. Between the poor choices we make, the actions of others in our lives, and the work of our enemy in the midst of it all, the scrap piles up. But as we learn to bring it to God, He melts it down and forges the pain, the regret, the shame into a weapon of testimony which will be used to counter the work of the enemy in other people’s lives.
God’s into recycling.
He doesn’t waste anything, including our pain.
He’s the great Redeemer.
Grace and peace,
Posted on Mon, February 22, 2016
by Chris Seidman