God Mends Humpty Dumptys

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“All the kings horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.”

Maybe not, but God can!

Did you ever find yourself on a very high wall and suffer a totally shattering “great fall”?  I have. The depth of the low I felt was beyond the reach of “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men,” but not beyond God’s reach. From that devastating fall, I came to realize fully the magnitude of God’s power to pick up the remnants of ruin and create an abundant life.  Even though I wanted to hold onto the broken mess, I eventually placed my damaged clutter in His hands.

God truly can put Humpty Dumptys back together again – no matter how great the fall.  We all have been Humpy Dumptys. Our world is full of them – widows, single parents, children of divorce, recovering addicts, ex-cons, abuse victims, unemployed, and other messed up, spilled yolk folks. I have fallen off that wall a quite few times. What about you?

Part of putting my jumbled shards into God’s hands was seeking God and being present with God’s people. Loving Christians made feel wrapped in spiritual arms, and there I found healing.  Being present in God’s word. Praying and worshipping the LORD. Confessing, repenting and receiving forgiveness and the bread and wine of Christ. All these activities are part of the process of God pulling you together and being made whole again.

The Good news is that God heals broken lives. As Jesus tells us, “For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)  Jesus affirmed he was here to put Humpty Dumptys back together because he is driving out demons and healing people (Luke 13:22, 10:9) The incredible news for you is that Jesus came to heal you and make you new, shards and all.

The additional incredible news for us is that we get to be the King’s men. By his blood Jesus freed us from our sin and selfishness and made us to be royal priests serving God the Father.(Rev 1:5) As the King’s men and women we are to follow In His Steps.  “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example,  that you should follow in his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21) We have all been called to bring the good news to our world (Matthew 28:18-20).

As Christians, we are not a fairy tale people. We are called into the real world to be practically involved in the lives of those around us.

 

Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.     -Psalm 105:4

Servant of Christ,

Douglas

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