Think of the lessons we can take from this--especially those of us who have been redeemed and our broken pieces are traced with the blood of God himself. I think also of the Valley of Achor--a place of "troubling" for the Israelites, but later the Lord made it a "door of hope."
This is such a beautiful way to look at the cracked places of our lives--cracks that could leave us in useless pieces in the hands of the Master Artisan become works of precious art.
P.S. I love to testify about how God can make all things good. You might want to check out my new book about the messes the I got myself into and the God who got me out of them.- Available now on Amazon: Going South--with the God of Jacob's and My Mistakes
Yes, I have thought a lot about how God restores us with His love and grace, using the tools of sanding off the rough places, smoothing out the scars and covering us with a fresh coat of His joy and beauty that has to come from within before it can glow on the outside. He doesn't actually remove the scars totally, but as He rubs in the oil of His love and Holy Spirit, our scars actually become a beautiful part of our character and we are once again a useful vessel for His glory. So thankful that God is the Master Restorer of broken lives.ReplyDelete