I’ve seen broken glass that is simply cracked. I’ve also see broken glass that is shattered. When trying to repair glass, it’s nearly impossible to take all the shattered pieces and put them back together again. It may be easier to melt it back down to “molten glass” and create a whole new glass. Isaiah speaks to broken lives. Check this out….
12-14 Therefore, The Holy of Israel says this: “Because you scorn this Message, Preferring to live by injustice and shape your lives on lies, This perverse way of life will be like a towering, badly built wall That slowly, slowly tilts and shifts, and then one day, without warning, collapses— Smashed to bits like a piece of pottery, smashed beyond recognition or repair, Useless, a pile of debris to be swept up and thrown in the trash.”
15-17 God, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me— The very thing you’ve been unwilling to do. (Isaiah 30:12-17 NCV)
I believe if my life were shattered into thousand of pieces, that God is capable of putting me back together again. I believe if my life were like a glass vase smashed with a hammer, that God could not only put me back together again, but I could be restored into a beautiful vase to be useful again. He does this because of Grace. He does this because it’s His Nature.
I have been broken many times and God has repaired me many times. The seams of repair hardly show – if at all. His Grace is amazing, plentiful and unending in supply. I’m so thankful for God the REPAIRER!Pressing On! Dwayne