The Illustration Friday topic this week is "Cracked"...and almost instantly I thought of cracked teacups. I love teacups (I think they are lovely little works of art), and just because a teacup may be cracked or chipped, it can still be used for a variety of things - and can in fact bring an extra bit of joy, whimsy, and beauty to its otherwise mundane function of holding pencils or pins...
I love how we as chipped, cracked individuals can also be rescued from destruction and become useful, beautiful, appreciated, and loved anew in the hands of our loving Father...
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed."
I am just past the midway point in my 31 Day Challenge to read a chapter of Proverbs daily for 31 days and post my favorite verse daily. It's Day 18, so I read Proverbs Chapter 18th and here are a few of my favorite verses:
"The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe."
"The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?"
(see the verse in the illustration above - only the Lord can rescue us from a crushed spirit)
"Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach; good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest."
Proverbs 18:20 (The Message)
Thank you so very much for coming by! I'll see you tomorrow with more wisdom from Proverbs Chapter 19! Until then...