Renewed by God; Fastened by Faith

I confess. I am a hoarder. Of sorts. I save bits and pieces of fabric, paper, and packaging I might use someday in a “project.” Last fall I used bits of felted wool and vintage buttons from my collection to create lapel pins. The wool was recycled from tattered and stained sweaters and garments. As I began pairing pieces and colors, I couldn’t help but think of how God fashions us anew in Jesus. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). God  takes the faded hopes, brittle and torn intentions, and sin-eaten spirits and re-forms us into sons and daughters; beautiful, and perfectly suited for His work: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).


Janet Hurta

Chairman, Information Technology Committee
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League


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