Which Brings Old To New (Pg. 131)
A lot of artist take their time to make something new, using new supplies to make their art. But there are artist that take used and broken things and make something new, unique, and beautiful.
That is what Jesus does for us. He see’s us, how broken, worn, and used that we are and see’s how beautiful we are and what we can be. He doesn’t look over us and say we are beyond repair. He see’s what we can be and what we already are.
In His word it says “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7)
There are verses all through the Bible telling us how much we mean to Him. How much He loves us and cares for us. He even loves the things about us that we may not like. For me I don’t like my laugh, I sound like I’m crying. But He loves it. He is just starting to teach me to be ok with it, and maybe one day to love it like He does.
He is working on my broken places. He’s working on healing hurts that I placed in the back of my mind that affect my choices that I didn’t realize still affected me. He is healing the root of my problems and making me whole again. Making me new. He can do the same for you if you let Him.
“Our internal transformation affects the direction we take in life, which in turn impacts those we love, or those who hear our stories.” (pg. 135)
- You are beautiful, not because of what you have to give, but because of who you are.
- You have value, not because of what I want from you, but because of what has always been inside of you.
- You are restored and have new purpose.
- I recognize the beauty inside of you. My touch is not harmful, but healing. (pg. 135)
(The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Chapter 6 pages 131-135 underlined.)(Verse off of biblegateway.com)