Messy Life–Updated

VERY much liking this quote taken from this book

Life isn't like a book.
It isn't logical or sensible or orderly.
Life is a mess most of the time.
And theology must be lived
in the midst of that mess.

–Charles Colson

…and this one (from the same book):

When suffering shatters the carefully kept vase that is our lives, God stoops to pick up the pieces. But he doesn't put them back together as a restoration project patterned after our former selves. Instead, he sifts through the rubble and selects some of the shards as raw material for another project–a mosaic that tells the story of redemption. –Ken Gire

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura :)
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 03:06:45

    Wow! That second one in particular is powerful. Something to think about.
    Laura 🙂

    Reply

  2. Laura :)
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 03:06:45

    Wow! That second one in particular is powerful. Something to think about.
    Laura 🙂

    Reply

  3. Stephen Simon
    Jun 02, 2009 @ 08:23:06

    Very wise words. I was reading the Gire quote and thought of Peter. Imagine if God put Peter back together as he was, evangalism would have stopped in its tracks. No, God pulled those parts of Peter that were worth keeping, added to it and created the new Peter of Acts, the bold, articulate Peter – not perfect, as he was still the human Peter and God does not create puppets, rather molds and shapes us(there are some stories in Acts about Peter that showed the flaws that all of us have). We need to listen (to God, and how hard is that sometimes!!!), to use our faith, to continue to learn, to grow, to pray consistently, and to meditate on his word, then the broken vase is able to be rebuilt through God’s grace.

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