I remember hearing nursery rhymes and poor Mr. Humpty Dumpty… I’m a visual person and even as a small child, way before I understood trauma, I would hear of him falling off the wall and how nobody could fix him. My little five year old heart ached for him. I could see each piece of shell piled into a heap and desperately wanted someone to help him. But I knew help was not coming, he would always be broken.
I understand today that I was projecting my own shattered life onto him. When seeing him there on the ground broken and helpless, I was seeing an illustration of my own fragmented heart and mind. I had already split multiple times, and I didn’t understand what was wrong with me, but I thought Humpty might.
Humpty has since been swept up and discarded. I haven’t thought about him in many years and I no longer relate to his shattered shell.
I met Jesus Christ who picked up my broken pieces and put me back together again. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. BUT JESUS, the King of kings and Lord of lords specializes in mending the broken and putting them back together again.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.
Sometimes, life feels shattered and we don’t know what to do. The good news is that Jesus knows because He came as a man and suffered more than we ever will, died on the cross and three days later was risen from the grave. He understands our pain! He wants to mend and restore all that is broken. He waits with open arms for us to surrender and give Him permission to work in our lives. He is a gentleman and will never force you. But if you are tired and hurting, needing a healing, seeking comfort and real love, Jesus is who you need. He loves you extravagantly!