When we break a dish, we pick up the pieces. Occasionally we glue those pieces back together. The dish may not be as good as new, but it works.
Sometimes we must pick up the pieces of our lives. We return to normal or a new normal after a bad experience. We try to make a difficult situation okay. We may have:
- Broken hearts
- Broken bodies
- Broken minds
- A broken world
Yet, we decide to make the best of our trouble. We pick up the pieces, pull ourselves together, and move on. We may not be as good as new, but we still work.
Easter is all about picking up the pieces. However, we don’t have to pick up the pieces ourselves. Jesus did that for us.
- Jesus lived a sinless life to pay for our sins.
- Jesus died on the cross to give us eternal life.
- Jesus rose from the grave in victory over sin and death.
- We become God’s child.
- God’s Spirit gives guidance and support.
- We gain a home in heaven. There we never have to pick up the pieces again.
“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8 NIV).
Thanks to Judy Clark for the photo.
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