Broken Glass

Must all of us fall
And break like glass?
I of this
To the Savior have asked.

Shards of glass on pavement with street scene in background

Many humans
Walk paths to this very day.
In camouflage
They are silently arrayed.

Excuses are made
For the camouflage put on;
Whilst facades are built
That make us feel strong.

Yet inside we burn,
For without them we long.

Why must we hide
Behind walls built high,
And blame our lives
On him, her, I?

A loss of perspective
Is what many have grasped,
And not a thought
To God have asked.

For He alone
Knows our every thought.
More of Him
Should now be sought.

That wall you built?
Your mind that shies?
You from Him
Truly cannot hide.

We have all fallen
And need picking up.
The Savior calls us
To with Him sup.

We are broken glass
In need of love.
Let Jesus heal us
Of our false fronts.

Let Him piece us back
To a heart made new,
With His artist’s hand
And love as glue.

Intimately He yearns
You to know.
Leave camouflage behind
And with Him go.

Never again build
That wall up so high.
As heartaches to Him
Thou now do cry.

He will lead and guide
You gently through
This dance of life,
To glories new.

To songs of hope
That give meaning to life,
As you, His child,
Are emptied of strife.

The light of His love
Shines ever true
As He draws you close,
And makes you new.

These trials cannot compare
To His plans for you.
For He’s got Heaven in sight,
And is adjusting your view.

© Kari L. Greenaway

(Teaching Christian Poetry / Christian Poems)

This poem can be found in the book, “He Had You at Belief: A Collection of Christian Poetry”

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