“Arm, arm, leg. oh look there are two heads. Arm, leg, leg.” This is what I heard from the other room while the girls sorted my husbands collection of G.I. Joe parts. He does have a few characters that are still whole, but so many of them were “injured in battle”. Some are painted with red paint, while others are painted with white bandages on legs, arms or heads. It made me think of life. So many times in life God is picking up the pieces of our broken hearts, of abused bodies, sorrow and loss, and marriage or family struggles.
Fortunately He can restore all things. Whatever was broken won’t be the same as it was before it was broken, but He makes all things beautiful in His time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) says, “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/3-11.htm We don’t know what His plan is for today or for tomorrow, but we do know that He can bring beauty from ashes.
Lord, please bind up the broken-hearted. Help those in the midst of grief and allow those who are walking with their heads hung low, to lift their eyes towards You to be renewed. In Jesus name, Amen.