Hi, there. I’m Christan.
I love the word repurposed. It conjures thoughts of time and effort, intention and drive, commitment and patience. It’s full of hope, I think, that what’s neglected, ugly, and tired can find meaning again. Find purpose.
“Watch closely,” the Maker promises, “I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; waters will flow where there has been none.” Isaiah 43:19
I believe God’s making a way through the darkest of nights, the parched deserts, the veiled secrets. Can we dare cling to the promise that He’s preparing something new? Yes, I know we can.
As we respond to His pursuit, might we be brave enough to engage in self-reflection and our own hearts? The promise we cling to in Isaiah 43:19 — about God restoring communities and regions — its ours on a personal level, too. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” He promises in Ezekiel 36:26 to restore us at the core, and in His grace, He allows us to see that we actually do need restoring.
While exploring this blog, I encourage you to reflect on your own narrative. How is God repurposing your story? Where is your tension? Your redemption? As you navigate your circumstances, I encourage you to eventually let your own words spill onto others. Maybe the very story you’ve been scorning, or just ignoring, will repurpose and restore another’s life.
Together, let’s reflect and then join God in redeeming what’s broken in our own communities. Let’s live Gospel-infused lives.