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The Heartbeat of God: From Junk to Worship

Last week I was cutting up junk mail.
I have always been irritated and angered
by all the junk mail.

Then, I was inspired
by an artist I follow
to see differently.

Instead of seeing it as junk
I could see it
as patterns
and free art paper.

As I was cutting,
I began to appreciate
the artistry behind the ads.
The choices
of color and pattern.

The art director,
the graphic designer,
the photographer,
the set designer,
the font maker.

Maybe even
the paper maker
and then the trees
it came from.

I could honor
their gifts and effort
as I created something new
from it all.

Maybe it could be
a form of worship,
praising God
for all our gifts
and our interconnectedness.

I felt peaceful
after seeing differently,
after collecting something old
to make something new.

Thank you, Maker God.
For your cycle of creating,
and for allowing me
to co-create with you
and others around the world.

In Jesus name,
Amen.


~~Inspired by @finebergartstudio

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