Do any of you read a newspaper? Maybe the sports section or just the comic strips?
What do you do with it once you are done reading? Leave it in a heap on the floor? Share it with your neighbour? Use it to line the bottom of your pet’s cage? Put in in the recycling bin?
Maybe you have folded a newspaper into a paper hat to play a game of pirates? Well, this is something that I have which is a great way to reuse newspaper. These are baskets that hold my socks in my closet at home. (Right now my socks are piled up on my bed since I had to dump them to bring the baskets here today.) I love that things that may have been seen as trash can be reused in creative ways.
It is similar to the way God views us – his children. We are never seen as junk to God. As we learn more we are always being renewed, repurposed and reconciled with God. What a great reminder these baskets are that even if we may be feeling like we are not very useful we can be recreated into something that is wonderful to God.