My late husband could fix almost anything. Most household items I placed on his workbench returned to me in workable condition. Granted, some epoxy or duct tape might show, but it stayed together and worked. Occasionally, I would go to the workshop and inquire about an unreturned project. I would see the parts and pieces strewn about and know what was coming next.
Sadly he would gather the pieces, and throw them away. “It’s so broke it can’t be fixed.” Sometimes, he would retrieve a few of the parts and put them away to be repurposed.
Yes, he could fix almost anything.
But some things were so broken they couldn’t be fixed.
Have you ever looked around and saw a person you thought was so broken they couldn’t be fixed? “Her life is trashed.” “God can never use him again.” Or perhaps you’ve looked within yourself and had similar thoughts.
When those thoughts surface, it’s time to see what God has to say on the subject. In His Word, we learn that nothing is impossible when God is in it. Factor in God and we have a new equation. He will mend the broken pieces. He might discard some, repurpose some, or add some, but only He can put a life back together.
Like the epoxy and duct tape, some scars may remain. But the scars will only testify to His love.
No life is so broken that God can’t fix it. As long as there is breath in the body, God can repurpose a life.