Irenic Thoughts

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Pieces Of Life

Dale Bundy, who attends the early service at King of Peace, offers the following poem about putting back together the pieces of a shattered life with God's help.
The vase had been a wedding gift,
A beautiful thing to behold,
Hand made and hand painted,
By a craftsman’s hands,
More precious in some ways than gold.

She treasured the vase,
And gave it a place,
On the mantle for all to see,
Visitors always would comment,
On its beauty and intricacy.

The years went by,
And the vase held it’s place,
Among her possessions it was most prized,
A delight to own and to look at,
Pleasing to heart and to eyes.

Then one day while dusting the mantle,
The vase was knocked to the floor,
It cracked into numerous pieces,
Too broken it seemed, to restore.

Heartbroken, she picked up the pieces,
And with tears in her eyes she tried,
To put the vase back together,
Dejected at the loss as she cried.

But soon the pieces were glued back together,
Carefully one by one,
And you had to look closely to see the repair,
She marveled at what she had done.

Then, when the task was completed,
On the mantle it was again placed,
Not quite as before but still lovely,
A new smile now on her face.

When life is shattered in seconds,
It may seem hard to repair,
The pieces may seem too many to hold,
And the task may seem to much to bear.

But with faith and trust,
The pieces will fit,
The cracks will heal and wane,
The sense of loss will diminish,
And time will lessen the pain.

Have faith in yourself,
To fix what seems lost,
Pick up the pieces again,
Don’t leave a life broken,
When it could be restored,
With love and God’s help,
It will mend.



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