Beautiful Things

This morning, in the early dark, I read this….

Christ is building His kingdom with the broken things of earth.  People desire only the strong, successful, victorious, and unbroken things in life to build their kingdoms, but God is the God of the unsuccessful – the God of those who have failed.  Heaven is being filled with earth’s broken lives, and there is no “bruised reed” (Isaiah 42:3) that Christ cannot take and restore to a glorious place of blessing and beauty.   ~ Streams, March 15

Tonight, in the cool of the evening I am thankful for a God who uses broken things, broken people.  For a God who makes beauty from ashes.  I thank Him for showing me that a heart-felt prayer uttered out loud is more effective than arguing with my child.  I thank Him for children that forgive my shortcomings and chores that will be there tomorrow and a bed to fall into soon.  I give thanks that tomorrow is Friday and this weekend is time as a family and that at least for a little while we’ll all step back and just be.

May your weekend be blessed and may your eyes be opened to the beautiful things God is creating in your life right now.

For His Glory ~

~ Sara

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