One common use is to make swings for children. Recently I saw old tires used in what I thought was a very unusual, but fitting way.
Where formerly, they carried vehicles on the road, these ones were set into the pavement to serve as speed bumps.
This served as an appropriate analogy for me. As I travel the road of life, there are times when I may not be able to do things I once was capable of. This doesn’t mean my value is gone. When I look for new ways to be of service, God will place me where I can do the most good.
He is more than able to make me what he wants me to be. As I move from one stage of life to the next, my purpose may become greater than anything I imagined. In his service my value doesn’t decrease. The Lord has been impressing upon me to keep my hands open. He needs to take away what I’ve been holding tightly before he can put something else there. It is only when I let go of one thing that I will be free to embrace the next.
There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:5 NLT)