Monday, June 17, 2013
Brokeness and Light
All the stuff in my life is broken or in the process of breaking. I know this theoretically means that these things were at one time whole. I'm not sure. All I know is that I feel like I'm always on the fixing end. Maybe it's because I try to be frugal and own a lot of old things, but I get discouraged trying to keep up in this broken world. Or maybe it's because kittens are rescued at my house and then they reproduce. OK, that's just a side issue that's compounding things.
Somehow when little things like this bother me I am reminded of the bigger things that are broken. Relationships, and hearts, trust, and dreams, and I have to guard against self implosion.
But thank God, the beauty of the sun, a light that we cannot extinguish reminded me that not everything is completely broken. There is hope and warmth, literal light in the darkness. And of course this too is a small thing that reminds me of a bigger thing - God's eternal hope, redemption, and love that absolutely cannot be extinguished. I can lay my head on my pillow and welcome sweet dreams on this note.