Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pieces of The Heart

When I saw the pattern posted below, I just couldn't help but think of how many broken, hurting hearts are out there tonight! We ask God why we have to suffer and walk through these hard times, and in the present, we see nothing beneficial to what we are going through. I just want you to know, my friend, that the Lord will heal your broken heart . . . . in time. . . .and if you let Him, He will use it for His glory. If you are hurting tonight, I wrote this for you:

Pieces of The Heart

It isn't the fancy, pretty heart
God uses --
It's not the one kept tucked away,
Protected from the hurts
And dirt and bruises of the world.
How can a person give away
A piece of a heart
That is still whole?
How can they know how to mend
And stitch the patches
If they themselves
Know not the pain
Of being ripped apart?
Somehow, somewhere,
Deep within the broken, mended heart,
God keeps a little drawer
Full of extra patches, threads, and needles,
And they know,
As no unbroken heart can know,
How to give the pieces of their heart
And patch and stitch and mend
The heart of a broken friend.
--Cora Eelman

2 comments:

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

How beautiful!! And how fitting. My husband and I have been battling with how friends can hurt friends and how we can overcome some hurt both of us have been through this past year. Thanks Cora for posting this.

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Beautiful!