Delores E. Topliff
Thank you, Pinterest, for this image and definition with a beauty that resonates.
Biblical Jacob knew this experience after wrestling with God and being broken, limping, to receive a new name as Israel, a prince having power with God—far more effective.
Thirty years ago I was a capable, committed professional mom determined to work hard enough to make things happen for my children and me, until a genetic heart problem dropped my pulse to 16 and I had to have help--a dual-chamber pacemaker, invented only three years before and available only in first-world countries. Grateful? Yes. And I learned it’s okay not to be fully independent, instead to be more readily able to accept relational help, and network. Broken? Yes, but better.
What about you? Whether you’ve experienced physical, emotional, or mental testing enough to briefly make us psychoceramics, (cracked pots), we learn and benefit from lasting lessons. Most are important enough to pass along, or feature in our writings.
God is a master artist who redeems every circumstance. What shattering or breaking experience resulting in repair with gold or silver will you share that has made life far more beautiful and effective than before?