I’m constantly amazed at the work of God’s hands to take the ugly, jagged pieces of our broken lives and make a beautiful mosaic. Where we once saw pain and death, we see a new masterpiece where God has used all those experiences to shape us into something stronger, better.
Over the last few months I’ve witnessed some of these pieces. I saw God’s hands hold the sharp piece holding death, and He painted soft colors through the middle where friends brought comfort. I saw pieces containing disappointment over lost jobs and an end to one phase of life only for God to draw a new picture for the future in its place.
And I saw the small, insignificant pieces become part of the masterpiece, the pieces of messes on the kitchen floor when a little girl wants to feel like a woman. The pieces where banana pudding recipes contain thyme and honey and pepper and are joined to a new piece, one with the opportunity for a mother to help clean up the mess and make something beautiful. I saw the beauty of the new piece, a memory of creating something new and good out of the misguided intentions of an almost four-year-old.
Just the way God does with our messes when He comes alongside to gently clean away the spills and create a work of art in its place.
Joining up with the Gypsy Mama for her ‘5 Minute Friday’ on ‘Beauty.’ In an attempt at full disclosure, today was more like a 10 minute Friday for me due to a brain freeze in the middle of writing, but I did not edit my work per the rules. Where do you find beauty?
13 thoughts on “Beauty”
love this post.. what a beautiful way to describe how God does make beauty out of our messes. Blessings
Oh, I so enjoyed reading this. And what a sweet picture:)!
You are so beautifully gifted with your words, which are an expression of what lives in your heart.
Hannah has a wonderful teacher. I love this one. ♥
Love this… love that he is cleaning up all my messes! I will have to remember that the next time I get frustrated with my kids!!
Trust me–I'm working on that challenge daily! 🙂
Haven't been over for a while, you know how busy life can be? Just needed some soothing words provided through you by God. Great thoughts and a beautiful picture painted with those healing words. Great job as always.
Thanks, Floyd. I understand completely. I've done a horrible job reading others' posts and commenting. Once we're in the swing of things again with school, I'm sure I'll do better. I appreciate your support whenever you have time to drop by. 🙂
The picture is my favorite part of this one! What a sweet face.
This will completely alter my perspective while I clean up the mess from last night's slumber party.
Thank you for sharing.
Always look forward to one of your posts.
I shared it on my facebook page, by the way.
Hope that is alright.
It offers healing.
And I know a lot of people who could use healing right now.
Thank you again for posting.
I don't mind at all, Christa. I'm flattered that you found my post worth sharing. Thank you!
This beauty post was beautiful! And that sweet picture of your daughter in the kitchen; priceless. It seems little girls come into the world wanting to be grown. 🙂