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Broken People Broken Mirrors

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December 10, 2005, 03:00:18 AM Last Edit: December 10, 2005, 03:01:59 AM by SmokeytheDog
Broken People / Broken Mirrors #1
By Smokey the Dog


On Sunday 07/17/01 during the ensemble song I was struck by the phrase "broken people." I remembered a story about the former Shah of Iran that our pastor shared some time ago. It seems that a shipment of mirrors that were ordered for his new palace arrived all broken. Instead of throwing away the broken mirrors the architect used the broken pieces to make something more beautiful than the original mirrors could ever be.
(http://www.geocities.com/aboaev/christian/broken.html)

This all happened in an instant. I visualized a mirror being broken, the myriad pieces falling to the ground. The glittering pieces flowed themselves up onto and over a cross making it glitter in the light of The Son. Then I saw a glittering wall, as if made up of grains of glass.

The view backed away, and I saw the form of a massively huge and brightly shining building. And I realized this represented The Church, His Church, made up of broken pieces transformed into something new and glorious for Him.

This poem is one of 3 I wrote to try to capture the moment.

BROKEN PEOPLE / BROKEN MIRRORS #1

God loves all the broken people
the shattered glittering pieces
of lives broken by sin
by life,
by death,
by love,
by loss,
ground to bits.

God draws all the broken people
to the foot of the foot of the cross
all the broken pieces are loved by Him
by The Father
by The Son
by The Holy Spirit
He makes them One
Whole like Himself

He takes all the broken pieces
the shattered glittering bits
now reflecting His love
He encourages them
strengthens them
builds them up
into His Church
for His glory.
You might be a dog lover if:
You have more dog toys in your bed than people.

Al Moak

Smokey - the light is divided into all the shattered pieces, yet multiplied.

Marilyn

This is a wonderful and well thought out poem. Thank you Smokey for sharing your heart with us.
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Adri

Thank you Smokey for sharing this poem....

You will never know how much these words mean to me.  Broken people, aren't we all?  Just lucky that God still loves us.

Thank you again for this.

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