Broken Pieces Made Whole Again.

Do you remember growing up and reciting the popular nursery rhyme “Humpity Dumpity”? If your memory is failing you or your childhood was a long, long time ago, let me help you remember this famous nursery rhyme. It goes like this:

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses. And all the king’s men. Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

This little nursery rhyme has  powerful truth tucked into a few sentences. The reason that I like Humpty Dumpty is not only because it brings me back to the days where I ate cookies and drank milk for a snack before my mid-afternoon nap. It’s because it’s a direct reflection of what our lives look like.

Humpty Dumpty fell off of a wall and was broken. However, some of the most powerful people in the world could not put him back together. Humpty Dumpty is left in hundreds of pieces without ever having hope to become whole again.

Isn’t it ironic that we have more in common with a nursery rhyme then we realized? Think about it: In the same way Humpty Dumpty is broken, we as humans are broken, too. Our lives are flooded with circumstances, people, death, and, most importantly, our own present condition, that reveals our incompleteness. Will we always have to live this way? Is this why we are created?

However (and this is where hope begins to filter in) our lives are not meant to be broken forever. We do not have to settle for always thinking that life  has to be this way. Unlike the king’s horses and the king’s men who couldn’t put Humpty back together again, we have a King, a Savior, and a Redeemer that CAN put us back together again. Jesus takes our broken pieces and “glues” them back together with His grace. Through Christ, He has done the work to restore our broken relationship with God to make us whole again- all we have to do is give Him the pieces.

As you look at your life and realize that it is not entirely whole, may you look to the One that promises to pick up your broken pieces. Speaking from the perspective of a broken person who has been restored, let me encourage you: He cares for you. He desires you.

Jesus wants YOU. Broken pieces and all… 

“The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God” Psalm 51:17

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