I am probably one of the most random people. Bare with me as I tell my random tale
Last night as I was trying to fall asleep, I kept thinking about Humpty Dumpty (I know, I’m weird).
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again”
I kept wondering why could no one fix him, why did he fall, how could horses fix him in the first place. Then a thought popped into my head: I’m humpty dumpty, we are all humpty dumpty. Why do I say this? Because we are all broken, fallen people. Maybe we aren’t all suffering from physical pain like humpty dumpty, but we are dealing with emotionally pain. We try to let the world “fix us.” We use relationships, jobs, families, possessions, friendships, you name it to try to fix our brokenness and pain, but it just doesn’t seem to work. Sometimes we go to extremes and try to let alcohol or drugs mask our pain, but that too doesn’t seem to do the trick. You know what is missing? Jesus!
Jesus is the only one who can heal our brokenness. Everything else is just a temporary bandage on the situation. He knows us better than we know ourselves; He hears our cries even before we utter a sound. He love is so wide, deep, extensive, I don’t think it can even fully be described. Once you feel Jesus’ love surround you, everything else means nothing.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
I love Christian music and Chris Tomlin’s “I Lift My Hands,” beautiful describes Jesus.
“Be still, there is a healer
His love is deeper than the sea
His mercy, it is unfailing
His arms are fortress for the weak…”
Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ means having someone in your life who loves you despite of everything you’ve said, done, or thought. His arms are always open, no matter what you’ve done in the past. He waits for us with arms wide open ready to heal our wounds and transform our lives. As much as we think retail therapy, alcohol, relationships or even chocolate will do the trick when we are in pain, none of this comes close to the peace, comfort, and healing we find in the arms of Christ.
So here I am admitting to you that I am humpty dumpty. I try over and over again to us the things of this world to heal my disappointment, sadness, and fear, but it just doesn’t work. I am a broken person in need of Savior. I fall Him daily, but He still loves me. I can run to Him and He will always be there for me. The same is true for you. Jesus is waiting for you to jump into His arms and to know the love He has for you.
I know its crazy for me to compare our lives to humpty dumpty, but when it all comes down to it we are broken in need of healing. We just have to remind ourselves that we can’t go it alone, we desperately need Jesus in our lives. We need His love, peace, and guidance. Again and again I fail because I forget to rely on my loving, Savior. The story of humpty dumpty sure convicted me today, never thought that would happen!
Praying for any of you reading today. Know you are deeply loved and never to far gone for Christ’s healing power!