Today's Prompt: Broken**
I bought a ceramic serving tray as a gift last Christmas. As I was wrapping it, I dropped it and the handle broke. I was assured that all it would take was a little glue from an expert gluer, and you would never tell it had been broken.
This time I got lucky. Some broken things can't be fixed. Like you and me.
We were born into this world under a curse. We were so badly broken because of that curse, that we could never be fixed. And the only way that curse could be eliminated was for us to die. So that is what our ingenious Father did. He devised a way for us to die and be reborn. When you renounce the curse of sin and accept Jesus as your savior, you become a new creation in Christ. He doesn't glue the broken pieces back together. He just starts over.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Now the fun starts! Our new creation has a new Father. Isaiah compares Him to a potter with us as the clay.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8
You are the work of His hands, wonderfully made, His very own masterpiece! You get the very best craftsman at the potter's wheel. You are being molded and shaped by loving hands into a glorious one-of-a-kind vessel. Not only is that vessel fit for use by royalty, but you are a masterpiece.
Next time you break something, let it remind you that you are no longer broken. You are now on the potter's wheel in the hands of a master craftsman, our Father, being crafted into a masterpiece!
Now, what to do with those broken glass and pottery pieces? Visit my Garden Ideas Pinterest page for ideas for turning them into stepping stones.