Monday, June 9, 2008

Paw Paw Can Fix It!


When my great grandson was about two and a half years of age I picked him up from the daycare where he attended, and we started walking to the car. All of a sudden, he stopped, bent down and started picking up broken pieces of plastic from the ground. The plastic looked like a small Easter egg that had been stepped on. He carefully placed each piece in his little hand and looking up at me with such confidence on his face, said, "Paw Paw can fix it!"

Oh, how many times this scene has come back to me when I have looked at the pieces of brokenness in situations that have entered into my life and into the lives of my family. I can see that precious little boy and hear him saying, without any hesitation, "Paw Paw can fix it!"
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Is there something in your life that has been broken and shattered? Is the heartache almost more than you can bear? Place all of the pieces in the hand of your Heavenly Father and with a childlike faith and trust, believe that, "With God all things are possible." There is nothing too hard for Him. . . nothing!
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"Paw Paw can fix it!"







12 comments:

skoots1mom said...

I'm counting on the BIG PAW PAW to fix me tomorrow during and after surgery. Knowing my gal pals will be holding me and the docs in prayer is extremely comforting to me right now. Remembering all the hugs, smiles and encouragement also engulf me, and I will rest on them in my mind. What would we do if it weren't for the Body of Christ being in our lives, in the big things and the small things?!

Sheryl said...

Yep, my marriage is broken and shattered and I have given it to the Lord. Knowing He can make it beautiful again. My life theme is that He will bring "beauty from ashes". I just had someone in California make me a sterling necklace that says "beauty from ashes". I will wear it in faith, knowing God has already done that in my life no matter what He does in the future.

Juliet said...

Hi Mary, It's my first time here, and what a blessing. That was a beautiful post... Paw Paw can fix it! Yes indeed He can; whether big or small, He steps in and fixes so many things- broken lives, broken bodies, broken dreams! What a beautiful thing to know that God cares even about the little things!

Coffee Bean said...

Hi Mary!

I LOVED this post! I wanted to let you know that I posted a little bit about you on my blog. I broke up the people that posted about my contest on their blogs into little groups after I had trouble posting them all in one big one. I believe you are in group #5. Thank you so much! And I will be coming back around often!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Mary:
God is in the business of full redemption. He's taken most of my "broken pieces" and reshaped them for his eternal purposes. I still hold a few fragments, but I am learning to let go. How thankful I am for a God who knows how to best paint my picture.

Indeed, our Father can fix anything!

peace~elaine

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Mary,
You know something has indeed been broken and shattered in my life and it has been unbearable at times but praise be to God, I KNOW He can fix anything. Thank you for the precious reminder that NOTHING is too big for our God. ALL things are possible with Him and for him who believes!
Love ya,
Paula

Sharon Brumfield said...

Dear Mary---
RYC..I love the visual of the paper and the scars that you shared. What a great truth that we all need to remember. We would all have less scars to deal with if we would just listen to His voice.

And regarding your post.....I understand what it is like to have your live flipped upside down and broken and wonder if God can ever bring back "normal".
But I am learning that He can "fix"
me and teach me even in the middle of the mess.
He loves us so passionately and gently.
Thanks for stopping by it was nice to meet you.

skoots1mom said...

i'm home!!
walking about 100 yards or so. Getting up and down's not fun but the walking is feeling better and better. i'm so thankful for christian doctors, compassionate nurses and great dieticians. It's amazing what they can accomplish in 48 hours...i only wish i could bring home the hospital bed!
thanks for the prayers, before during and after.. I felt them all and He answered in so many ways...no surprizes or unexpected finds in and amidst the scar tissue. The meds have done a wonderful job, too.

ancient one said...

So...you came over to check me out, huh? LOL

Well, just for that, I came over and read your whole blog.. and I loved every single one of your post!! So There!

You know what else is funny? My husband is named Curtis also.

No kidding, I really enjoyed my visit. I'll be back!

ancient one said...

Yep, most people call him Curt!

Marilyn said...

Mary,
Hi. I saw one of your posts on "Pearls" blog...where you said you were like me and had trouble deciding what to do with things when cleaning. So I decided to come and check out your blog. I have read most of your post and have just thoroughly enjoyed every one of them!
You would be welcome at my blog any time so feel free to visit.
May God bless you!
Marilyn in MS

Denise said...

Amen, so very true.