Broken And Fixed

brokenandfixed

I wish I could remember where I found this posted on Facebook, but the story touched me in such a way that I had to share it with you.  Read on…

I was in Dollar Tree last night and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line. One was a big kid, one was a toddler. The bigger one had a pack of glow sticks and the baby was screaming for them so the Mom opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears. He walked around with it smiling, but then the bigger boy took it and the baby started screaming again. Just as the Mom was about to fuss at the older child, he bent the glow sticks and handed it back to the baby. As we walked outside at the same time, the baby noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said “I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it.” I almost ran because l could hear God saying to me, “I had to break you too show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose.” That little baby was happy just swinging that “unbroken” glow sticks around in the air because he didn’t understand what it was created to do which was “glow.” There are some people who will be content just “being” but some of us that God has chosen, we have to be “broken.” We have to get sick. We have to lose a job. We have to find our own path. We go through divorce. We have to bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child because, in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us but when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created. Trust me, I do not look like what I have been through.
You are loved, you are valuable, and you have a purpose.

Dear friends, when you’re asking that eternal question of Why?, perhaps you can find some relief in the story above and feel more at peace.  We see your heartlights!

Shine On!

xo

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13 thoughts on “Broken And Fixed

  1. It is a beautiful piece Yvonne, and to be honest I think we all are broken in many different ways ❤
    Thank you for sharing that part of you that has come out the other side ❤

    • Thank you Mark! I think when we share, we help others. What an easy story to explain something that’s not easy when you’re in it, but after you’ve gone through and healed, what a difference it makes! ♥

  2. Yvonne,
    Great observation on your part and even better lesson drawn from it.
    When we receive the Holy Eucharist and Wine we often don’t understand what went into the making of it. It is found in the words of Christ. This is my body and this is my blood. Wheat must be ground to grain and fired in an oven before becoming bread. Grapes must be crushed before it becomes wine. Then is its purpose fulfilled in the Eucharist.

    The very act of the Crucifixtion required the breaking of the divine body and the sheading of the sacred blood of Christ which is offered up each sacrifice of the Mass. He too had to be broken before His purpose was fulfilled. The salvation of Mankind.
    -Alan

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