When something man-made breaks down,
that is usually the end of the useful life of that object,
be it a piece of furniture, a toy, an electronic gadget or a car.
When something in nature (that is, God-made) breaks down or dies,
something new and more wonderful comes out of the destruction or the decay.
A seed falls to the ground, dies and then a new plant sprouts out of the decay.
Leaves fall and rot and out of the rot comes new soil that will nurture new life forms.
Stars explode and new stars are born.
And out of the stellar dust comes the mud from which man has been formed.
Indeed, if God can create something out of nothing,
He can transform our weaknesses and shortcomings
into the fullness of our being.
Thus, the last becomes first and the poor have their fill.
He transformed the cross from being ultimate sign of defeat
into the eternal symbol of victory.
“Behold, I make all things new.”
for out of human weakness, pain and suffering will spring eternal life.