But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things, the things that are not, to nullify the things that are. --1 Cornthians 1:27-28
We keep running across this pottery....it is surprisingly beautiful which prompted us to look further into how it is designed. Upon our research, it gives us a new perspective on so many things in our lives and what we do as a family....
We have been challenged of late by people in our lives asking some hard questions....people who don't understand all that our family is about, offering some odd solutions to what we are walking through, saying they don't "get it"....or saying....I could or would never do what you do.
Believe me....adoption can be hard. Kids who have come from hard places need time to heal and don't always understand what family is all about....but
we know that HEALING can happen and that starts with HOPE because we know LOVE always HOPES!
So...getting back to the pottery....a process that comes about because of a simple broken pot. The artist puts it back together with gold.....and the stunning part to me is that it is more beautiful than it was before. Broken pieces being put back together....just like the broken pieces in our lives....
Doesn't the Lord ask us to come broken? The song we use to sing in worship at our previous church....Brokeness, Brokeness is what I long for?
Brokenness.....so that the Master artist.....can knit our pieces back together....so he can makes us more beautiful than we were before.
This is such an amazing picture of the Savior's work in our lives and the lives of our children.
Real Gold....a treasure!
This visual has helped us walk through our difficult spots in the last weeks....bringing Brokeness in our lives....waiting for the Lord to make us into His Masterpiece.
The more we have studied this....it is amazing. It is not only for our children but a message for ourselves.
Are you ready for all He has for you?
Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical connections. The only way a worker can keep true to God is by being ready for the Lord's surprise visits.--Oswald Chambers