There is a limb, a little one, shaped like a Shepard’s crook.
It hangs upside down, broken off the tree.
This is the end of the second year it’s been there.
Hanging upside down. Broken. Yet hanging on through every season. Through the calm, and through he storm.
If in the Spring, I rescue it, I’ll never know how long it could have held on.
What would it mean if I left it there? Just to watch it?
Would it serve a purpose , or only be a image of something lonely, broken, and serving no purpose at all? Useless.
If I take it down, it could be used for kindling for a fire, or be reused as in some sort of house decor.
So the choices are; leave it or rescue it, knowing it’s purpose is over, or re-purpose it.
It rather reminds me of a broken life.
I know that personally I have held on to many of the broken parts of my life for far to long.
Many times, because it was the right thing to do, and others because I was too afraid to let go.
At least in the brokenness I knew what to expect. May I just say though, that when I let God my savior rescue me, my purpose became more clear?
Some of those broken things were ready to be disposed of, while others, were re-purposed into things that were useful both for myself and others.
Some of those broken things became the most beautiful treasures in my life.
I only needed to be quiet long enough to “Hear His voice”. It speaks loudly on the inside, when I take the time to calm myself.
How about you?
What parts of you are “broken”?
Do they need to be let go of, or can they be re-purposed into a beautiful treasure?
I encourage you to take a few moments to quiet your heart and mind; you may be surprised to see the outcome.
You may find some help attaining some quiet by visiting here.
Be sure and let me know how you do!