Put It Back Together
My sister and I decided to get my mom out of the hospital yesterday and take her to lunch. We had a nice enjoyable meal at Elizabeth's, an Italian restraunt not far from the hospital. We of course had my niece and nephew with us.
My nephew spent most of the meal asleep in his carrier (being that he's to young to enjoy Italian food.) My niece, however, was wide awake. (Though maybe she really should have been napping)
Truly, both kids did amazingly well considering they were at the hospital for almost the entire weekend. Anyway, by the end of the meal, my niece's sleepiness had gotten the best of her, and she was getting a bit whiny. And her tiredness really began to show when her piece of bread broke into two pieces, and she began crying and asking my sister to "Put back together."
You know as well as I do that you can't put a broken piece of bread back together. So my niece was a bit upset, but she got over it when we gave her a bite of pizza. Thank God for pizza.
Anyway, it really got me thinking. There are some things in life that we simply can't, "Put back together." We can't change a broken life and make it whole again. But unlike my niece who had no hope of having her piece of bread being put back together again, we have something to cling to. See, Jesus can put a life back together again. He's a miracle worker. He's the one who made the lame to walk and the blind to see. He's the one who raised Lazarus from the dead.
So, we have hope. Though our lives may seem broken beyond repair, Jesus can fix them. Look at these verses in Jeremiah 18:
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
See, no matter how marred our lives may be, Jesus can make us over again. We are like clay in the potter's hands. So no matter how broken you are, go to Jesus, He can put you back together.