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Monday, April 03, 2006

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.


At 6:30 AM, Blogger Gina Holmes said...

One of my favorite verses!

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Peggy said...

Your post is exactly what I needed to read this morning. My Monday has started on rocky feet so reading your post gave me some solid ground.

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

I'm blown away by your post. How awesome.

Have a great day! BTW-you knew you were right, yep it was a bubble and I had so much fun watching all the kids!

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Susan said...

I am so glad to hear that you dad came out okay! I was praying for him.

This is a great post Heather!

At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Teri Moss said...

Heather, as always you have just exactly what I need to read today. I AM so thankful that when we fail him and confess, he is faithful and just to forgive us all our sins. I love the way you take a daily situation and use it for GODS Glory. You are a wonderful tool that is being used by GOD TO touch many.

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing the heart of Jesus on line!


At 1:50 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Well said, Heather. And you were quite blessed that pizza did the trick for your niece - LOL.

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Janet Rubin said...

God has been doing some serious stuff in my life, working in my family. It is scary and painful, but He keeps showing me He is here and He is working. Your post was another cool thing He's shown me this week. Praise God for second chances (and 3rd and 4th...)

At 3:39 PM, Blogger stacey said...

I'm with Peggy, I sure needed to hear this today (and everyday). No matter how bad things seem, it's so good to know we have Jesus to pick us back up. Thanks for sharing this.

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