Shattered Glass

In a house full of teen girls (where teen boys are sure to hang out too) it is not uncommon for me to hear a CRASH…”sorry!”

But this one was different. This one happened outside of my home office window. Seems that a security light fell from the roof peak and crashed onto my driveway into a million pieces…none to blame.

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I’m daddy to 4 barefoot girls, so I knew that I had a clean up on aisle driveway at sunrise. Up early the next day I discovered that when the morning sunlight struck the shattered glass, brilliant colorful rays scattered everywhere.

Shattered glass is full of a thousand different angles, each one picking up a ray of light and shooting it off in a thousand directions. That doesn’t happen with plain glass, such as a jar. The glass must be broken into many pieces.

What’s true of shattered glass is true of a broken life. Shattered dreams…A heart full of fractures…Hopes that are splintered…A life in pieces that appears to be ruined. But given time and prayer, a person’s life can shine more brightly than if the brokenness had never happened. When the light of our Creator falls upon a shattered life, that believer’s hopes can be brightened.

“Do not rejoice over me my enemy. Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be my light.” – Micah 7:8

It’s the nature of things that catch the light. The color and dazzle of light sparkle best through things that are broken.

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One response to this post.

  1. Brilliant.

    thanks for praying- at the time you prayed for me, the Lord gave me my message, while I was mowing the yard.

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