Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A mild freeze zapped the nasturtium vines. (Though some of the leaves still looked green the next morning, they are no longer being nourished by the roots, and so, their death will be inevitable.)
Why would I take pictures of a tangle of ugly, dead nasturtium stems?
Patterns. That’s why!
The original photo shows that part of the garden is a mess. But oh, how much material a single photo gives me for graphics-play! “Re-purposed art”, some call it, making something new out of something old.
God sees the mess in me. The dead tangles, disconnected from the vine of Christ. But how thankful I am that he also sees the beauty-parts in my life -- worth saving, worth changing and re-coloring. “Re-purposed art” – making something new out of something old. I’m trusting that God the Creator is at play making his wonder-patterns in me.
This post is shared with L. L. Barkat's "Seedlings in Stone"
On, in and Around Mondays
and Laura Boggess' "The Wellspring"
Playdates with God