http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fXynrsrTKbII found this video, Landfill Harmonic, posted on a blog that I read. It is about a town in Cateura, Paraguay that takes trash from a landfill and fashions it into instruments. In a place where there are no orchestras, kids are making music out of garbage. Hope you can take a couple of minutes to watch this movie clip about it:
God is able to make music, something beautiful, out of our lives. Not just the beautiful parts but the parts with jagged edges and gaping holes. If given to Him they can become something made new. What we would count as loss He is able to see with a redeemed purpose.
This morning I am reading the beginning of Isaiah 61 and praying that God will make beauty out of the ashes of this week, garments of praise instead of a spirit of despair. And music out of a trash heap.