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. –Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT
Nothing is more peaceful than walking down the beach. Most people can’t resist bending over to pick up a few shells. From the distance of standing, a shell looks beautiful, complete, unbroken; but, when we actually pick it up, it has flaws, cracks, and might be missing a part. At that point, we tend to toss it aside thinking it’s not perfect so we don’t want it.
God made the broken as well as the complete. He takes the broken and transforms them into something beautiful. Some of the most stunning art work in the world is made from broken and partial pieces. As we go through this journey we call life, we might get chipped, scratched, broken, and maybe even lose pieces of ourselves. That’s when the liar comes pouncing on us and gives us the fear that we are inadequate, ugly, or that we are not whole anymore. FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real!
None of us know God’s complete plan, but we can trust that He has a purpose for each and every one of us. He can use what we call our brokenness to help someone else who is feeling incomplete or useless.
- We are His broken beauties. We have to put our trust and faith in Him and just say, “Here I am Lord, just as I am, USE me!”
- Pray that we see the beauty in each other and realize that even the broken have a purpose.