When I was a little girl, I was always amazed by how my mother could take rolls of yarn that were a jumbled mess and turn them into something beautiful. She would take yarn and make it a new creation. Sometimes a baby blanket, sometimes pot holders, sometimes a shawl or any number of things. In every case, the yarn became something new.
Does that remind you of anything?
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Jesus does the same thing with every believer! He takes the jumbled up ole mess that we are and He makes us into someone new! I'm so thankful for that! AND He doesn't make us all into the same thing/person. He made us unique when He fashioned us in our mothers' womb and He makes each one of us unique at salvation.
He is the Master Craftsman and knows what He wants in His body, the Church, so He makes us a special part of His masterpiece. Some of us are baby blankets, some pot holders, some a shawl and the list goes on. We are individuals, yet part of the same body.
I'm so glad Jesus didn't make us to be "cookie cutter" Christians. We each have a special role that He has fitted us perfectly for. Thankfully, He doesn't require perfection from us. He doesn't even require grand results. He wants a cheerful giver. One who desires to please Him and is, therefore, available and obedient to His call.
This week, let's seek to be available and obedient. Now that we are new creatures, who knows what Jesus will do with us for His glory!