Thankful for the Mender of Broken Things

On the eve of Thanksgiving, a brief thought. The other day I broke a little figure that meant a lot to me in sentimental value. It was part of a pair I had for years and years, a little touch of continuity through so much change. Tom heard me lament that it was broken beyond repair, in jagged pieces. I made too big of a deal of it probably.

Tonight I went to pull the blinds in the living room, and there it was, next to its twin on the table. I thought I was seeing things. It was perfect. Tom said he had fished the broken pieces out of the trash and said he felt bad about it, so he gave it his best shot putting it back together. He did a beautiful job. I was moved so much with that small act. It was more than just an act of love. It was a metaphor for all he has done for me and our children. He has represented Jesus in my life through the years. Constant, faithful, caring about even the small things and heartaches. A true Christian man.

God mends us in many ways, and often through the love of others. I am grateful. Tonight, I think of those who have really been the healing hand of kindness to me and a great encouragement in tough times. Thank you. I will never forget it.  There is so much to be thankful for, and I thank God for his mercies every day. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, friends.




7 thoughts on “Thankful for the Mender of Broken Things

  1. carol robertson says:

    Amen, Ingrid. The Lord is Our Healer. Thanks for all of your helpful articles and especially for who you are and who the Lord (and Tom) has encouraged you to be. I thank God that there are still some good men in this world who represent The Lord well. And thanks for sharing the precious picture in this post. God Blessings and Love, Carol

  2. Carolyn says:

    Now that is love!

    Ingrid, I know you sometimes make your blog private, but these are the posts that really should be public. They are edifying and very encouraging, such a blessing to read especially in today’s ‘evangelical’ world.

  3. Beverley says:

    I just saw this post. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. God bless men like Tom who show such love and compassion. ❤

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