Monday, November 23, 2009

broken~ not forgotten~

I have been going through boxes and boxes this past few weeks. What do you save? What do you give away? What do you sell (especially when your shipping container is costing you a small fortune!).
I came across this bag of old broken dishes and I sat there and went through it piece by piece. They are pieces of my life over the last 25 years. I have saved all of them! Some where my grandmothers ( perhaps they were given to me when I was too young to appreciate them.) Some were broken in an earthquake we had in California before we moved to New Zealand. Some broken as they flew off the front seat of our car as we moved from house to house when we stopped at a stop sign. And some I think (because usually I can remember when the piece was broken) my husband broke and quietly put in the broken bag without telling me(mmm)....he probably wanted to spare me the emotions. You see I cry as if it was a family pet I just lost! I weep over the history...the memories of my Grandmother having it ALL those years on her shelf to have it in my garage in a bag in a million pieces.

The decision had to come. Do I keep them or toss them out? As I walked down memory lane i realized you may be broken but not forgotten my sweet friends! I will rescue you! I will make you beautiful to behold again! Yes....there are SO many possibilities for you....a lovely garden stone mosaic?....perhaps adorning a garden wall?...oh what about jewelery?...yes a little piece of my grandmother around mine and my daughters neck!

This got me thinking....just like Jesus! When we are broken does He cast us out and throw us away? Never! What does He see? Some may look at this pile of brokenness and say, "what use does it have now"? He sees past all that for we are BEAUTIFUL to HIM! He sees potential in each one of us! So my little pretties....what do you do? You pick up the pieces and you let Him make you beautiful again!

Philippians 1:6-7

Being confident of this very thing, that

He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Rejoice! I have picked up all the little pieces...put them in a bag and tucked them in my picnic basket to take back to the U.S. Shhh...don't tell Mark!

Bless & Hugs!!

pamy j

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