From Broken Pieces to a Kaleidoscope of Beauty…

From Broken Pieces to a Kaleidoscope of Glorious Beauty…

In life, each of us carry an abundant memory bank full of breathtaking and treasured moments.  Priceless times with those we love and cherish and yet there are also the moments we would rather soon forget. Memories of words spoken in the heat of anger, moments of betrayal where we were the betrayed and in other instances, we were the betrayer.   Then there is the sin.  Forgoing our conscience, knowing something is wrong and yet, choosing to do it anyway.  And like the apostle Paul, we can often wonder, “why in life, we sometimes do exactly what we don’t want to do.”

Romans 7:15: “I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do.”

Have you ever done that?  You knew it was wrong and yet, you went ahead and did it anyway?

Maybe it was taking credit for an idea or job which was not yours to begin with.  Maybe it was keeping silent about an issue when you knew you should speak up.  Maybe, it was finishing off the bottle instead of stopping after 1 glass or maybe it was giving that person a second glance and then a third.

And with this large album of painful memories, comes the shame.  The awful regret, the overwhelming remorse, the suffocating guilt which can torment us day in and day out, during our waking hours and even in the dark of night, invading our dreams like a thief, stealing our peace, robbing us of our joy.

Afraid of what others may say or think, we push the shambled heap out of sight, constructing an outward wall of strength and beauty for all to see in spite of the ugliness we secretly live with.  Trying to keep our mess hidden from the view of others, we choose to believe the lie, “out of sight, out of mind.”  And when we do this, we become a slave to the sin, a captive to the shame, a prisoner of war – the war that’s waging inside of us.

And yet, the moment we get real and stop pretending we have it all together, the moment we confess our mess before the Lord Almighty, bringing our secret sin out from the shadowy darkness and into His light – in that moment and in that confession, walls come down and chains are broken. God steps in, washes us clean in the blood of His Son, then takes our broken pieces in His hands, turns them about and like a kaleidoscope, and transforms our brokenness into a masterpiece of beauty.

Proverbs 28:13; “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

There is no sin too great, no broken piece beyond God’s repair. And with Him, He promises to make all things new. 

I’m thankful for a merciful God who isn’t shaking His head in disappointment every time I mess up but, instead whispers, “give it to me, I can use that too.

Revelation 21:5

Then He who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”  And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”


Melissa Daniels