There seems to be a global pandemic we are facing more and more every day. It is taking more lives that any natural disaster or disease.
This pandemic cannot be detected with the natural eye or even under a microscope. But, it has caused more pain and sorrow in the lives of young and old even as you read this article.
It is called pandemic of “Brokenness.” Because of sin we live in a broken world. A world where we are constantly reminded how fragile we are.
I read a quote by Harold B. Lee that said, “Life is fragile handle with prayer!”
How true that is. It reminded of the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty.” “ 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 believe we are more like Humpty Dumpty than we realize. Humpty Dumpty for those who are not familiar with the nursery rhyme was an oversized egg who was just sitting on a wall. Thinking about his anomaly; I could say that he was overweight and should have been running or walking instead of sitting on a wall. I could say that maybe he did not just fall but maybe he jumped because people would pass by him every day and no one stopped to say hello or become his friend.
Brother, Humpty Dumpty reminds us that we are fragile and the rhyme says, “And all the kings men, couldn’t put Humpty together again!”
In a world were broken relationships are becoming the norm, where broken marriages are skyrocketing, where there seems to be no cure for broken hearts. I came to remind you that of Matthew 19:26: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” And Psalm 147:3 “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds”
To many times we look for someone to heal our brokenness or we turn to drugs, alcohol or dangerous behavior to mend our brokenness. But we are reminded through Humpty Dumpty that men cannot heal our brokenness.
So, what must we do?
Here is the answer. The hymnologists said it best, that the Potter wants to put you back together again. You see Humpty Dumpty had the wrong king. Since we are God’s creation, we must go to God, our creator and redeemer to put us back together again. We must go to King Jesus to restore us. The song writer said it best:
“You who are broken, stop by the potter’s house
You who need mending, stop by the potter’s house
Give Him the fragments of your broken life, my friend
The potter wants to put you back together again
Oh, the potter wants to put you back together again"
Are you dealing with any type of brokenness are know someone who is? Remember King Jesus wants and will put you back together again!
Norwood is pastor of Hinesville Seven Day Adventist Church and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.