Not only have I struggled to explain my hobby, I've wrestled to understand how I can use it to honor Him. How does "trash to treasure" share His love? Only recently did it dawn on me: just like I take broken, worn-out, discarded things and recreate them into something new, useful, and beautiful, He takes us, despite our flaws and failings, and gives us new life, new purpose, and a new identity in Him. He reclaims us.
Every piece we renew has a story, just like each of us. I want to share those stories, and my stories. I want to inspire others to see the potential around them, and to recycle, renew, or reclaim what might otherwise be tossed out. And I want to remind myself, and others, that He has taken us --the old, abandoned, forgotten things-- and made us a new creation.
He promises a fresh start, we just need to take it.
We are Reclaimed.