Sea Glass - In the Hands Of The Father All Is Made New

Sea Glass

The brokenness of our lives, in the hands of our savior, is sea glass that God shines through to reveal His love, beauty and truth to others. But if we will not yield our lives, if we quit and walk away, then not only do we lose, but others don't get to see the beauty of God's hand on life.

Here's what Hannah Martin wrote about sea glass:

Shattered and broken, unwanted and used
Sharp useless pieces that no one could use
Tossed in the ocean without care or thought
Something that once had value, that someone once bought
Falling down deep to the ocean floor
No hope, no plan, no purpose anymore
For years it would toss through the pull of the waves
Changing in size, color and shape
Dragged through the rocks, the shells and sand
Till one day it washed up onto the land
Shining in the sunlight, a jewel on the ground
What once was unwanted, now a treasure found
Now it is searched for, now people seek it
Because of it's suffering, now people keep it
We all have our "sea glass" that we try to hide
Our broken pieces that we stuff down inside
Our hurts and our sufferings that need time
Time with the Healer so they can sparkle and shine
In the hands of the Father all is made new
Lord let my suffering draw others to you.
 
-Hannah Martin
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Behold, I Am Making All Things New!

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I love the heart of God to make things new. The scripture says in Revelation 21:1, "And then i saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first had passed away…" You and I live in an earth that God imagined and created out of His joy, but in our sin we rebelled and we chose independence and our own will over the will of the Father and in that moment, everything was shattered. The foundation was cracked; deafness reigned, blindness entered our life, everything was torn apart in the human world! 

But God said I will not give up, I will not let it go! I will pay any cost to redeem it, to buy it back and make things right again! And that's what God's here to do for your life. You have been loved with a love that is bigger than your life. You have been loved with a love that is bigger than God's life, and it's enough to change everything!

"Behold, I make all things new, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, to him who is thirsty," that is to the person who is willing to acknowledge their need, who is willing to acknowledge the need of being dependent, to the person who will give up the fig leaf of self sufficiency, to that person, I'll give the water of life!" I'll make everything right again, and everything that you're longing for in your heart of hearts, the end to the loneliness and alienation; the love that you just can't seem to find; I'm making everything new again! -Revelation 21:5

God's love has changed everything; I pray today that you and I aren't blind to it. I pray that you and I will see the power of a love that cost everything to change everything; in big and small ways! I pray most of all, that as we grow to be a church of 5,000 disciples, that we are not a church of 5,000 religious people "saved to sit" but that we are out in a broken world as broken people making friends for Jesus. Showing grace, living generosity, touching lives that nobody even notices, and bringing the healing of Heaven into a broken world one broken life at a time! 

You have no idea what a difference you can make on this planet if you will only get over yourself and answer the call of God! -Dr. Drew Shofner

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