Broken pieces scattered on the floor. Hundreds of them in every crack and corner. May of them too small to gather together again. What was once treasured and beautiful to they eye will never be the same again.
Slowly. Carefully. The bigger pieces are gathered. Leaving just the ones too small to pick up behind. Those tiny pieces swept up and thrown away.
Reconstruction of the larger pieces begins. Gentle placement of each piece - hoping there aren't too many holes in the rebuilt masterpiece.
The question becomes how to put the pieces together again. What will fill the cracks and the holes now? What will hold it all together?
Finally, the pieces are all together again. A different beauty emerges this time. A beauty of the recreated whole. A delicate beauty of all the shapes and sizes of the pieces together. The cracks reflecting the light in different ways.
We serve a God Who is the master at taking broken pieces and recreating beauty from the pieces we thought too broken to ever be used again.
He takes the broken pieces of our dreams and plans and creates beauty in His purposes for us.
He takes the broken pieces of our families and our relationships and creates beauty in forgiveness and restoration.
He takes the broken pieces of our sin and choosing to do wrong and creates beauty in redemption when we turn to Him.
We serve a God Who specializes in taking the broken and recreating incredible beauty. The key is that we have to let Him. We have to let Him see the broken pieces of our lives and touch the broken pieces of our lives.
We would rather try to hide the broken pieces. We do our best to keep anyone from touching our broken pieces because it's painful to let someone touch them. It reminds us that they're broken pieces. And we don't want to remember that.
But when we choose to let God take the broken pieces, beauty emerges from them. The pain of letting Him take those pieces and rebuild them is worth it for the outcome in the end.
What broken pieces of your life do you need to allow God to take and rebuild into something beautiful?