Thursday, October 3, 2013

Broken -- Changing My Perspective


This world. This world. The brokenness of it at times can steal my breath right away.

I paused before this massive giant, this imposing piece of wood.

At one time providing shade and habitat for it's forest friends, it had stood stoic, strong and, proud.

Once a mighty oak commanding respect from its wooded world, it now slouched-- reduced to mere splinters.

Bent and broken, it sags.

And I hear its weary wooded voice;  Why, why has this happened to me?

I have no answer for you, mighty oak. Life is hard and it's storms are strong.

But this I know. THIS, I know!

We weren't meant to walk wounded or bow in brokenness. We have been called to stand in strength through God's mighty redeeming love.

They will  be called oaks of righteousness, 
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:3

His glory covers the heavens and His splendor is in the glint of sun's rays, flying arrows of justice are unleashed from His hand as;

He shakes the earth.
Trembles the nations.
Crumbles the mountains.
Collapses the hills.
Rages against the seas.
Re-routes the rivers.
Splits the earth.
Sun and moon stand still.
Mountains writhe and waters roar. 1

For a long time He has kept silent, been quiet and held himself back. 2  But now... He cries out, He comes, to deliver His people and;

The wilderness rejoices and blooms 3

The mountains and hills burst into song 4

The meadows shout for joy and sing 5


Perhaps we shouldn't ask why, oh mighty oak.


Be joyful always, pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thess. 5:18

1 Habakkuk 3
2 Isaiah 42:14
3 Isaiah 35:1
4 Isaiah 55:12
5 Isaiah 55:12


Marilyn said...

wow loved your blog. How we need to stand in awe of all God has done and is doing in our lives instead of asking "Why". Like the mighty oak we need to be rooted in Christ and share the splendor of the Lord.It doesn't matter how we feel, we are destined to display the splendor and majesty of the Lord. Thanks for sharing.
Marilyn(OBS Group Leader)

Blogger Loves The King said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this story of what we should not be. So hard at times it seems because our focus is not where it should be. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader)

Anonymous said...

This is a very beautiful scene. Lots of beautiful words and thoughts.