Most of us start out life shiny and new and full of possibilities.
But life can be hard. We get torn up. Worn out. Used up. We aren't the same and are pretty sure we can never be repaired.
But God can do anything. Even fix worn out, used up lives. It isn't an easy process. A lot of the old needs to be trimmed away. Refashioned. Remade. But we have to be willing to let God make these changes.
If we let Jesus make us new, it doesn't mean we don't carry the scars of our past.
But He redeems them and when joined with others who have been remade, together they make something beautiful.
My practice quilt for my 'practice child'. I made many mistakes with both, but I think the results turned out pretty darn good both times.