Picking up the pieces.

“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.

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2 thoughts on “Picking up the pieces.

  1. In the midst of grief and sorrow, this is such a true picture– arm, arm, leg, leg. While circumstances in this fallen world can tear us to shreds at times, God is standing right there– picking up our broken pieces, super gluing us back together– with great care and diligence. And he’s kind. While the world beats us down and spits on us. God is kind. He’s gentle. He’s patient. He’s the great physician who heals up wounds- old and new alike. And somehow, in his infinite grace, he even gives us peace and strength to endure and be obedient to his will.

    “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:8)

    And so we serve a God who is familiar with our suffering (Isaiah 53:3). Glory be to God and his Name is Jesus:)

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