Monday, March 20, 2006

mY sHaTtErReD LiFe


This is a true vision that I (Alanita) had for all that I've experienced in this lifetime...being a young adult who wasn't ready for this world had some serious consecuences that I wasn't prepared to deal with.

I once was a perfect, beautiful glass vase that was hand-blown by a mastered craftsman. I was detailed with different shades of color; unique and a piece of art.
One day, I was taken into the hands of a person who stole the vase because he wanted it all for himself. He had never had anything so spectacular in his life. Initially he bragged about his vase, then as time went by the vase depreciated due to his lust for bigger and better vases. He stopped admiring the vase, and in a fit of rage threw the vase to the floor BREAKING IT and shattering its delicate pieces.

After collecting all of the pieces of broken glass from the floor, I mourned. My vase could never be the same beautiful piece of art that it was before. Here is the cool part: Just then, I received a word from God. "I WILL TAKE YOUR BROKEN PIECES OF GLASS, AND CREATE A BEAUTIFUL MOSAIC THAT WILL BE LAID IN GOLD. YOU WILL NEVER APPEAR THE SAME, BUT YOU WILL BE ENHANCED.

You see--the symbolism of the vase represents a broken and fragmented humanity which can become a work of beauty under the artful hands of God. Although I've been in the process of putting the pieces back together in my life --I have discovered how all the pieces really can fit together! And I'm a living example that through adversity and hardship--"shattered lives" can be rebuilt and even more beautiful than before.