Monday Motivation: Broken Pieces


Is your home decorated for Easter? My bunnies have made their spring debut, and they are bringing a smile to my face!


“God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3 – CEB

I broke the bunny. It was all my fault.

In my haste to wipe the counter, I bumped the placemat, and the bunny went flying, landing on the floor with a resounding thump. I gasped in horror, certain that I would find my precious nutcracker in a million pieces on my kitchen floor.

“Oh no!” I cried out, tears flooding my eyes. That little Country Bunny nutcracker has been a favorite of mine for nearly 32 years. I love its pastel colors and cheery face, not to mention its tiny basket of brightly colored eggs. Yet, what makes this bunny really special is the way it arrived at my house. It was a gift from my husband when he learned I was pregnant with our son. This nutcracker and its companion were nursery decorations for my baby boy. That baby boy is nearly 32 years old. This cute little nutcracker has been making spring appearances at our house ever since the nursery bears and bunny rabbits were replaced by cars, trains, and planes.

Now the bunny was on the floor, and I was heartbroken.

Things go wrong in this life, don’t they? We knock things over. We tear things up. We make mistakes.

We say the wrong thing. We do the wrong thing. Our words can cut like a knife. Our poor choices can wreak havoc on our relationships, leaving something that was once beautiful now fractured into thousands of tiny pieces.

Calamity knocks. Sickness strikes. Heart attacks happen. Bones fracture. Cancer rears its ugly head.

No one is immune. No one escapes suffering. Our wounds run deep. We carry the baggage of past hurts.

We are all broken.

We are in need of healing. We need forgiveness. We need a Savior.

The glorious message of Easter is that we have one. We have a Savior standing by, a Savior who longs to rescue us, a Savior who can heal our brokenness. His name is Jesus.

He is waiting. He is available for your call. Will you take your broken pieces to Him today?

My sweet husband made it to the bunny first and lifted it off the floor. To my surprise, the only injury to my cheery little friend was a broken ear. After a moment of examination, my talented woodworker husband declared, “I can fix that!” And he did. And the bunny is as good as new.

Friends, the Savior stands ready. Will you let Him fix the broken pieces in your life and make you good as new once more?


“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed.”

Psalm 34:18 – CEB


O Lord Jesus, You came to give us life. You came to heal and restore. You came to save us. O Lord,heal our brokenness and make us whole once again. Raise us to new life in You.

In the Healing Name of Jesus, we pray,




-APS 3/27/2023

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