One thing I have noticed about this difficult economic time is that we are far less likely to “dispose” of things.  Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like such a great idea to trade in the 4 year old car because the new model has more cup holders. (which is I guess a bad thing for the car makers…)  I am much more inclined to repair things instead of tossing them immediately in the trash and buying another.  Like our parents and grandparents who grew up in much less prosperous times…we are realizing that everything is not “disposable”…that broken things can be fixed…and useless things can be made useful again.

I think that may be one small “bright spot” in our difficult times.  God is the ultimate “Mr. Fix-t”.  He doesn’t toss people in the garbage when they are “broken”…  He repairs broken hearts, mends relationships, and makes ugly things beautiful again.  Maybe we will also begin to realize that people are not “disposable”.  That relationships and  individuals may be “broken”…but they can be “repaired” instead of tossed away for “new ones”.  I think that would turn out to be a very good thing for all of us.

20 He will not crush the weakest reed
      or put out a flickering candle.
      Finally he will cause justice to be victorious.

Mathew 12:20

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