by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Reading KariAnne Wood’s devotional book, You’ve Got This! (because God’s got you) the other day, I came upon an entry I’d like to share with you.
In “The Masterpiece That Showed Up at My Front Door” KariAnne talks about a living room table her brother built for her “out of leftover molding and cut-off ends and wood pieces from all the shelves and boxes that had gone before.”
Under her brother’s skilled hands, all those bits and pieces others might throw out became a work of art. Instead of a ramshackle hodge-podge, the craftsman pieced together a beautiful pattern.
KariAnne’s point in her devotion is to show although our lives may be filled with broken, shattered, left-over pieces others deem fit only for the trash heap, our Master Craftsman, God, takes our brokenness and pain and pieces them into a beautiful masterpiece.
There may be days when you feel like you’ve landed on the floor of this world’s workshop. You feel abandoned … But God doesn’t see things that way … He has a plan to redeem all those imperfect parts and create something even more beautiful than what was before. KariAnne Wood
My point in mentioning this devotion is to once again show we belong to a loving, kind Creator who knit us together in our mother’s womb. Nothing that happens in our lives surprises our Creator. He knew everything we would go through before the beginning of time.
When our lives shatter and break, he’s right there waiting to pick up the pieces and turn them into something beautiful. Something we could never imagine.
It would seem our job then, is to bring all our brokenness, pain, and sorrow to God, lay it down at his feet, and allow him to take those broken pieces and turn them into a beautiful mosaic fashioned by his love.
A mosaic which shows the journey we’ve been on. A journey where, no matter how far we might try to run from him, he patiently waits for us to come back to him.
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He heals those who have a broken heart. He heals their sorrows. Psalm 147:3 (NLV)
I wish you well.
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