We are like a collection of broken glass. Some of us are blue pieces stained by tears. Other pieces are red stained by hate or by blood. Some pieces are yellow from times of joy, purple from solitude, green from greed, black from death, and white from new life.
When we finally present ourselves to God saying, “I’m nothing but shattered glass that draws blood from the hands of those that try to save me,” God picks up every single, single, shard of broken glass that we are. While He takes our pieces and begins to arrange them, we watch blood drip from His healing hands, and yet He keeps working, making beauty out of our brokenness.
Finally when He has no more blood to bleed, He steps back and says, “It is finished.” It is only then after He speaks those words and His Light shines through us that we see that we are no longer a pile of broken glass, but that He made us into a stained glass window, light filtering through each and every single stained piece of glass. It is then that we realize that the colors that once were only of hate, blood, death, fear, loneliness, and sadness serve as the beautiful and perfect contrast to those of joy, hope, and love.
This is what God has to offer you: to take you for all the pieces of broken glass that you are and turn you into a beautiful, stained glass window illuminated by His Light of love. All you have to do is believe that the blood He shed to turn your brokenness into something beautiful was the blood that He, through Jesus Christ, shed on this Good Friday 2000 years ago.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross once said, “People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is only revealed only if there is a light within.” Bring all of your brokenness to God, every bit of shard glass that you are. He has already poured out His blood so that He may pick up your pieces and turn you into a radiant window of stained glass. Let Him be the Light that reveals your true beauty from within.
Praying that you become the most beautifully-illuminated, stained-glass window,