There’s just something about broken pieces made into something beautiful that speaks to me.
I love these china mosaics that adorn my walls. Two I received as cherished gifts and the other I was thrilled to win at a school auction. When I think about it, they are stunning visual reminders of this passage:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
“…bind up the brokenhearted.” “…a crown of beauty instead of ashes”. This is the potential of each broken life. This is my story. Thank you, precious Jesus.