Broken Pieces

>> Monday, April 22, 2013

It was an accident. Suddenly, with a swipe of my husband’s hand up the side of my face, the right earpiece on my glasses snapped in two. I felt the broken piece fall down my cheek.

“It’s broken.”

“No, it can’t be. I didn’t bump it that hard.”

Yet, there lay the worthless earpiece … holding up nothing.

But no problem. Anyone who needs glasses to make it through the day always has a backup pair. I reached in my drawer … pulled out the glasses case … opened it … and removed a mirror image of my broken glasses.

The left earpiece was missing. 

After my laughter subsided, I pondered what to do. If I could find an optical shop open on Saturday, they could remove the right earpiece from my backup pair and attach it where my missing right earpiece belonged. I called Shopko Optical and explained the situation. “No problem. Just bring both pair in and we can fix it for you.”

I entered the shop, handed both pair of my glasses to the technician, and was told, “Oh, we don’t work on that brand. You’ll have to go to the shop where you bought them.”

That meant waiting until Monday. 

Isn’t life just like that? Suddenly a piece of your life is missing. Maybe divorce caused the empty spot. I see the advertisements of organizations offering a place to look for your backup … other people who have a piece missing.

But I have a better idea. Go to the Person who made you. He offers wholeness … even though you feel damaged.

“…..all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies…” Colossians 1:20 (MSG)


Nancy K. Sullivan April 27, 2013 at 8:11 AM  

He makes all things new :) Love your blog and great job on Zeke's visit. God Bless.

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