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Let's Glow!

I was at Dollar Tree last night and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line. One was a big kid, one was a toddler. The bigger one had a pack of glow sticks and the baby was screaming for them so the mom opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears. He walked around with it smiling, but then the bigger boy took it and the baby started screaming again. Just as the mom was about to fuss at the older child, he bent the glow stick and handed it back to the baby.

As we walked outside at the same time, the baby noticed that the glow stick was now GLOWING, and his brother said, "I had to break it so could get the full effect from it!" I almost ran because I could hear God saying to me, "I had to break you to show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose."

That little baby was happy just swinging that unbroken glow stick around it the air because he didn't understand what it was created to do, which was to GLOW. There are some people who will be content just "being", but some of us have been chosen by God to be "broken". We have to get sick. We have to lose a job. We have to go through divorce. We have to suffer with the disease of addiction. We have to bury our spouse, our parents, best frient, or our child. Because, in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us, but when the breaking is done. then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created.

So when you see us glowing, just know that we have been broken but healed by His grace and His mercy! God is good!

(From Debbie Gobuzzi Kent)


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