Purposed for His Glory

Repurpose: (v) to change something so that it can be used for a different purpose.
(www.merriam-webster.com)  Repurposing is the all the rage these days.  There is no end to what you can do with a wood shipping pallet and a little skill. Did you know that you can make a swanky bookshelf out of an old piano or a table from a farmhouse door?

In 1962, the word repurpose wasn’t even in the Webster Dictionary.  I know because I bought one at a yard sale so I could use the pages for art projects.


As an art teacher my goal is not to repurpose, but to purpose my students to use their talents to glorify God. The Westminster Catechism says, “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever,” and in Isaiah 43:7 God identifies us this way: “…everyone called by my name and created for My glory, I have formed him; indeed, I have made him.”  I love it that the Master Creator has woven color and texture and beautiful examples of symmetry and design into the world all around us. He has created in each of us the ability to create. And by studying His artwork we can better understand how to use these gifts He has given us  for His ultimate glory.

This blog post was written by ICS Art teacher, Amber Seat who loves to purpose students and repurpose objects.