Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Broken Angel's Wing

I know that summer is not official until June 21st, but today was summer for me.  The clear blue sky and the eighty degree weather with the gentle wind made it official for me.

As I was out and about today, I looked into the sky and the shape of the clouds reminded me of a broken angel's wing.  In the summer, there are always so many clouds and the clouds take on such different shapes.  It is good to use your imagination.

As I looked at the broken wing, I thought of a recent devotion that I read written by Charles Swindoll.
The devotion was about how we all have skeletons in our closets.  We all have done something that we wouldn't want anyone to know about.  We all live with a past.  A lot of that past is covered by the sands of time.

We feel as if anyone finds out about our past that people wouldn't want to be a part of our life anymore.  That is not true.  Always remember, God used so many people in the Bible that had a past. Joseph had a prison record, but later became prime minister of Egypt.  Moses murdered someone and he delivered his nation from the slavery of Pharaoh.  Rahab was a harlot in Jericho, but God used her to rescue the Israelite spies.  There are so many more examples of how God used men and women that had a past.

Chuck Swindoll said "Mark it--when God forgives, He forgets.  He is not only willing but pleased to use any vessel--just as long as it is clean today.  It may be cracked or chipped.  It may be worn or it may have never been used before.  You can count on this--the past ended one second ago.  From this point onward, you can be clean, filled with His Spirit, and used in many different ways for His honor."

As you enjoy this new season, summer, remember that God has a plan for your life.  Something that you can't even comprehend.  Even with a broken wing, He can give you a new life.  Allow Him to use you in a mighty way!

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