Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Remaking (Life) Together

The original framework was good. It had a solid frame, a sturdy foundation, and was practical and functional. It worked.
But could it be more? Could it become something beyond what it already was? Taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary?
Would we see beyond the original? Would we use the framework and foundation as our start and t o g e t h e r  restore, re-imagine, and repurpose the old into something fresh, new!

  1. 1.
    with or in proximity to another person or people.
    "together they climbed the dark stairs"
    synonyms:with each other, in conjunction, jointly, in cooperation, in collaboration,in partnership, in combination, in league, in tandem, side by side,hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, cheek by jowl; 
  2. 2.
    at the same time.
    "they both spoke together"
    synonyms: simultaneously,at the same time, at one and the same time, at once, all together, as a group, in unison, in concert, in chorus, as one, with one accord 

For marriage is the re-imagining of two once separate persons having the faith and courage to repurpose their very lives together, better than before. To every day grab the tools, open their hearts, and repurpose a life. One life. One home. One body. Holding fast to what was originally built in their soul architecture, all the while trusting that something more, something greater is being rebuilt by their lives lived together. Even, or perhaps most especially, when they don't see what is being displayed only trusting that the work is happening and being seen, even admired, by others.

Will I trust The Master Carpenter who ever so carefully and creatively built the original piece? Will I ask for his eyes to see the new framework and new design being created in the rebuilding? Will the new piece, be better than before.

Will I trust, will you trust?
I make all things new....


Sue Donaldson said...

better than before- hard to imagine, but true, praise be to God! and a great piece for your new nest!

Anonymous said...

Looks good! Lots of work... Who is that masked man?