Friday, September 26, 2014

My Soapbox.... Recycling!


Yesterday I went with my husband to take a load of stuff to the recycling center.

Usually I am the "recycler" at our house,
and take our plastics, aluminum cans, newspapers, etc.,
to a recycling agency that offers employment to special needs people.
(Note the pen made out of recycled water bottles!)

But this time, Gary was taking items 
for a friend who was moving to California,
and his trailer was piled full of broken or unusable items.

Have you ever been to a recylcling center?

A scale is built into this narrow driveway,
and measures the weight of your "treasures".
After the items are unloaded,
the weight is calculated by driving over it again
and reweighing.

Here's a look at some of the items
 that have been brought here to recycle.

This must be the car and motorcycle division...

And maybe this is the car crusher?

Why do I have a passion for recycling?

Well, for one thing, I think God wants us to take care
of this earth that He has entrusted to us.

And for another,
why throw away something 
that could be made new and be made into something beautiful again?
(Example - the pen made out of water bottles in first picture above.)

Broken things made new.
That's what God specializes in.
"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away;
the new has come."

Speaking of being "made new",
my sweet nephew now has a new body.
Although we were praying for a miracle that would heal
his earthly body, God chose to heal him in a different way.
To see a video of the celebration of his life, click on the link below:

Thanks for dropping by!
I'm working on a post for Rock4Today...
Yes, I know... I'm running way behind...


Ruth Hiebert said...

I like the way you relate to your nephew now having a new body.Completely healed,never to get sick again.Isn't that an amazing thought?When my husband died we told my then 4 year old granddaughter,that Jesus had taken Grandpa's sick body and gave hime a brand new one.It was one way for her to understand why her beloved Grandpa was no longer with us.

Jedidja said...

Special post! I love it! Yes God makes everything new.