I love this blogging community, we share recipes, family celebrations and milestones, but sometimes life isn't picture perfect, blog worthy. Sometimes life just stinks. I think it's OK to blog about those moments, too.
One year ago my dear friend had her kids tragically taken from her by evil. She was in the process of a divorce when evil thought he could ultimately break her by taking her kids from her. Two precious lives were lost that gloomy day in November. Evil was no longer something we watched on the news that happened in the big city. It was our hometown in the headlines that day. Parents had to explain something to their children about their friends that is really unexplainable. And worse, my friend had to cope somehow without the two brightest lights in her life. So many people were just broken that day, especially my friend. Completely shattered.
A few days later my insightful friend, Lydia, told me about an Asian culture that repairs broken pottery by filling the cracks with gold. When Lydia told me that, I thought it sounded pretty, but didn’t really think much of it, and then I realized the value in that process. It's been a year since this terrible tragedy, and many in our community still feel like a broken piece of pottery. When we break something, we often try to repair it, covering up any flaws. The Japanese culture took a precious metal and highlighted the brokenness. It didn’t try to cover up that it was once broken, but in a way said, “Here are my battle scars, I lived through it and I came back more beautiful!” Psalm 147:3 says, "He heals up the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." If we proclaim to believe in a Savior that can restore us into a new creation, we have to trust in Him to fill the cracks in our brokenness.
If you're currently feeling broken, it's my prayer that you will let Christ completely repair and restore your scars with something more precious than gold.
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