We love to cheer
for the underdog and believe to our core that every life makes a difference … and
we are right. There is no one God can’t use and no one whose brokenness is too
broken for God. We know this is true for our friends when we want to encourage
them. Yet, when it comes to the places of our innermost sense of shame and
regret, we often wonder if it is really true that God can work all things
together for good for those who love Him.
Angie Smith is
one who was quick to encourage a friend but struggled to believe that God could
truly make something spectacular out of her brokenness and disappointments.
Responding to God’s leading to both break and reconstruct a simple pitcher, she
It was as
though God were saying, “Here you are, Angie. You are mended. You
are filled with my Spirit, and I am asking you to pour yourself out.”
The image of
my life as a broken pitcher was beautiful to me, but at the same time, it was
hard to look at all of the cracks. I ran my fingers along them and told Him I
wish it had been different. How I wished I had always loved Him, always obeyed
Him, always sought Him the way I should. I was mad at the imperfections, years
wasted, gaping holes where it should be smooth. But God, my ever-gracious God,
was gentle and yet convicting as He explained.
Angie. How do you think the world has seen me? If it wasn’t for the cracks, I
couldn’t seep out the way I do. I chose the pitcher. I chose you, just as you
Mended takes listeners on a journey to show how
faith lived in the regular events of daily life is all that it takes to be a
part of creating God’s picture of redemption in their lives and those around them.
Every life does make a difference—because of how He is magnified in the cracks.
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