I am a broken vase. I’ve messed up. I’ve sinned. I’ve broken the law. I’ve given parts of myself away that I will never get back. I have seasons of my testimony that are uncomfortable to talk about and I’m ashamed to share. Showing all of me is like showing someone a shattered vase.
Some pieces of me are too small to even try to put back together. Some pieces are so sharp that if you were to pick them up, they would cut you. All of these broken pieces used to hold the most beautiful flowers, and now they are strewn across the floor with the broken glass.
Isn’t this how we see ourselves sometimes? The parts that cut us should be thrown away and the pieces almost too small to see should just be swept under the rug?
He looks at all the pieces lying there on the floor and He says, ‘I want ALL of you. All of the tiny pieces that you feel are insignificant. All of the pieces that have cut you and others. I want to and WILL put you back together again – whole and faultless.’ He picks up all of me and puts me back together and once again I am reminded that every decision I have ever made, He will use for good and His glory. He needs ALL of me – past, present, and future – to be able to use me to hold the beautiful flowers of life. The radiant roses of love for all mankind. The joyful daisies of giving to and serving the least of these. And the delicate and sweet baby's breath of grace and forgiveness.
Yes, sometimes we break, but we were never meant to stay broken. And yes, we will break more than once, but God in His perfect love will pick us back up and put us back together over and over and over again. Sister, if you feel as though your pieces are too small or too sharp to put back together, stop trying to do it on your own and allow the Master Creator to put you back together. Being remade by His hands brings new life and it will leave you feeling full, beautiful, and so dearly loved.
In this holiday season, may we remember that we are all broken vases in need of restoration by a gracious and loving Heavenly Father. Let Him heal and restore you so that you may be filled with the most beautiful bouquet you have ever seen!
Happy Holidays, dear Sisters, and stay fearless my wanderers!
Your Fearless Wanderer