We see evidence of recycling and repurposing things every day. There are many people driving around these vehicles collecting all manner of “trash”. They sort and sell what they can to provide for their families.
Recently I noticed a wall where the builder had creatively used broken glass to add protection at the top of a wall.
Now bottles that weren’t broken would be sold back to a place that bottles drinks or possibly repurposed in a way that actually uses the bottle to hold something. And yet in this application, the broken bottle gets a new life, a purpose beyond what the bottle maker may have imagined.
Not so with our creator, He created us with a purpose in mind. Sometimes with free will we head off in a direction that isn’t within the will of our creator. When that happens, we are often broken and humbled so that we can see the Father’s will for our lives.
Our calling and purpose is to reflect the love of the Son…like the glass on the wall reflects the light of the sun.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” – Matthew 5:16