Our daughter enjoys found art, the process of finding items considered as trash and arranging them into new pieces that tell a new story. She would collect old bottle caps, interesting shards of glass, parts of dolls, buttons, machine parts. After she had assembled these items, not as their designed has envisioned, but as new interesting commentaries on society. The rusted gears no longer turned or turned other gears. The dolls are no longer useful as toys. And bottle caps become wheels or saucers or …
Is it possible that God does similar things with us? Taking our brokenness, our weaknesses, our failures, and making them new possibilities, new objects for ministry.
I will have more to say about Acts 9:36-43 on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Robert Shaw, Pastor