So when they were filled, He said to His disciples,
"Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost." ~ John 6:12
I love these red letter words that Jesus shared with His disciples.
There is such depth spoken here in glorious red ink.
Why is it that He was so concerned about gathering up the fragments?
Why was He concerned about what was left behind?
Why would Jesus teach His disciples this beautiful lesson?
So that nothing was lost.
I love this scripture. It is one that I am holding close during this season.
I love that He wanted to make sure that nothing was lost.
Did you know that He is concerned about our fragments?
This simple truth is amazing to me.
He can, after all, make all things new.
He can, after all, bring restoration and recompense.
But a God who is deeply concerned about what is left undone......
What has been unraveled.
What has been torn apart and ripped to shreds.
What looks like He may have simply forgotten us.
There is such power in this truth.
I love that He is concerned about the details of my life.
That He has not forgotten about the broken pieces.
The fragments that are lying around that are too big and too painful for me to piece back together.
That The One who created it all is ever mindful about my damaged goods is overwhelming to me.
I love that He is so willing to lean down and put together all the pieces on my behalf.
I am so grateful that He loves me enough to gather me.
When life has broken me into or when I have made a mess of things....
And there are pieces........
You and I, we know about pieces.
We have a Savior.
Who will take His hands~ the ones where our names have been written~ and gather us.
Who will pick up the pieces, every single fragment and make all things new.
So that means when life seems unfair and often times is.
When the hurt comes in like a flood.
When friends betray.
When it seems you've been dismissed again.
When Mothers and Fathers have turned their backs~ and their hearts.
When promises are delayed.
When it seems like it will never be your turn.
When words hurt and your heart is in pieces.
There is One who will gather....
all just so nothing is lost.
It seems that there is a familiar message within those words.
A God who is concerned about everything and everyone who may be lost.
Wrap your heart around this truth today sweet friends...