Like many young children, I had a favourite book of nursery rhymes that my mother used to read to me and my six brothers on our cattle ranch in B.C. I particularly remember Humpty Dumpty, pictured as a big, egg-shaped creature with a painted face and skinny arms and legs, perched happily on a wall. Then he fell and broke into countless pieces. As a child I recalled the sad ending of that story every time it was read, that no help could be found for poor Humpty Dumpty. He lay on the floor all broken to pieces and that was how it ended. Not a happy ending for sure. I think today we are at a place on our history where our country and our society is like Humpty Dumpty. Our country is fallen from what it once was and there seems to be nothing to put us back to together again. There are many lives fallen from where they once were, even many marriages are on the rocks of destruction. I very seriously doubt that our grandchildren will experience the good times and freedoms of a country that we have enjoyed. I had a grandfather who fought in WW1 and a father-in-law who fought in WW2 . They did not fight on our soil but fought for our freedom off our soil. It seems our present generation is selling these courageously fought for freedoms down the drain. The news we hear every day seems more and more hopeless, that we will never return to anything with any semblance of normality again. There is personal hopelessness and national hopelessness; both are awful experiences.
I would like to address personal hopelessness. I see a world filled with fear and hopelessness now. There is the Covid fear followed by vaccine fear, then there is the economy fear along with other fears and uncertainties. Families are witnessing their children yielding to addictions in order to cope with life. Combine this with all the pressure of rising prices on everything, employment jeopardy, and especially if you have not had the Covid vaccine. This mixture all adds up to uncertainty about a happy future mixed with anxiety and fear. It gives people a feeling of hopelessness.
I can personally attest that I have experienced the solution to hopelessness and how all the king’s horses and all the king’s men cannot put Humpty Dumpty back together again – but the Saviour can! We are living in a time when we see kings and politicians bantering ideas back and forth about solutions to the world’s problems but I am convinced that none of them have the answer or real solutions. Our country is morally bankrupted and corruption has seeped into every institution we depend on for democracy to thrive. Our politicians give us promises and hope the media allows them to remain. If the media decides they must go they will go. The media have gained control of our country, not our elected political leaders. The media makes you or breaks you as a leader and now we have other media platforms joining in chorus with the left wing narratives to destroy our democracy. Our enemies are laughing at us and soon will have us all doing their bidding. The question we have to ask is: Where can we turn or run to for help when our country, like Humpty Dumpty, is broken in pieces and there is no one to put the pieces back together again?
In 1977 I received Jesus Christ as my Saviour. I was 21 years of age and already had seen and witnessed enough pain to know there had to be something more to life than making money and being successful. There were some areas of my life that were broken in pieces and I was certainly not putting the pieces back together again. I wanted to find the answer to life and a Saviour –if there was one. I discovered the answer was not the king’s horses or the king’s men but the King himself. That King is Jesus Christ, who takes what is broken and begins to put the pieces back together in the order that work. After accepting Jesus Christ into my life, little by little other things began to fall into place through the influence of good Christian people I met. They helped me find answers to my new life questions. The big change began when I decided to start attending a small Baptist church in 1979 that I now am pastor of. I compare Christ to a great potter who takes a broken vessel of a shattered life which he reshapes and makes anew.
Since 1979 I have witnessed Him renew, repair and restore thousands of shattered, broken lives after they receive Jesus Christ by faith and follow Him on an exciting new journey of renewal and restoration. We witness that realization in the life of Peter when he said to Jesus: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68b).
I have seen Jesus restore broken marriages that have been shattered by unfaithfulness or just simple disaster relationships that are missing the right ingredients to make the marriage meaningful. Most marriages are missing love. God is the author of love. In fact, He is love. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love (1 John 4:8). Just discovering that one powerful truth about God can restore any marriage to amazing new days of blessing and enjoyment. The Bible is God’s manual for life and living. We all flounder around thinking we have the answers to life and too proud to admit we don’t until it is too late. God’s manual gives directions of how to take all the broken pieces that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men (government) cannot fix and by submitting and following a new way of life the broken pieces will be put back together again. In the ministry, I have seen many lives made new again in Christ our King after people make Him King of their lives.
Restoration to our country will only be accomplished when we submit to God and do life His way. This submission is voluntarily now but some day all will submit to Him when He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords over the entire earth. Canada, the United States, Britain and several other countries, have had a strong biblical influence that helped our countries thrive and prosper under freedom, justice, equality and prosperity, never enjoyed before by any people in the history of humanity. However, unfortunately, greed, immorality and power have slowly eroded our foundations to the point that all the king’s men and all the king’s horses will never be able to fix it. Only the King himself can fix it. That is the believer’s great hope. We are witnessing the sad ending of an amazing story but soon, I believe, Christ will return to earth like He promised 2000 years ago and will bring order and restoration to a broken world. A personal restoration can start now with you; it begins with a salvation experience between you and Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13). The end of your Humpty Dumpty story does not need to be sad because there is someone who can put all the pieces back together again. This is called hope and it is free and can be yours for the asking and receiving. Are you feeling shattered and broken today? Remember no one is hopeless even though it feels like it is you need to call upon the Saviour and he will bring hope and help. I too would like to help you.
Quote: “Don’t fear Covid but fear God, then you will hear the still small voice that says, Fear not.”
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