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2 Corinthians 5:17

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come."

I was reminded of this verse the other day as I was discarding some old clothes and it caused me to wander down memory lane.
Rag rugs have always fascinated me. As a little girl I sat and watched my mother cut strips of fabric from old shirts, pants, and dresses that were too worn to wear anymore. Then with nimble fingers using a hook that had been carved out of wood by my Dad she would create this beautiful rug, a work of art.
These memories reminded me of what Jesus does for us. He takes the old ragged and worn pieces of our lives and weaves them into beautiful new 'works of art.'
That is the most amazing 'weaving' that I can think of and am thankful for.


  1. I'm so thankful that God is at work in my life. Thank you for this great reminder and encouragement. Kathy

  2. That is a beautiful rug, and a beautiful comparison.
    For God to make a thing of beauty of something ragged. Thank you for those encouraging thoughts today Betty.

  3. I was reminded of the rugs my dad got into hooking after he retired .. .thank you for the beautiful comparison.

  4. Sure glad the Lord is still in the business of transforming us and making us useful for His glory! Lovely reminder of the recycling that our fore-mothers did before it became fashionable to recycle!

    Word verification: joying - love this!!

  5. Love this rug and the verse.
    God is so good - how can we thank him enough. I had a bad fall on Thursday and did not break anything. I continually am in thankfulness and the words are not lofty enough. But it is good - God knows our hearts. Pleased I found your blog.

  6. So glad something good can come of my broken pieces. Thanks be to God!

  7. Isn't it amazing that God wants to take these broken vessels and create something beautiful... thanks for the reminder!!

  8. awe! this is a great blog! never heard that verse before - thanks for putting it up! BIG LOVE


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