Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, who is typically portrayed as an anthropomorphic egg, though he is not explicitly described as an egg. Anthropomorphic simply means a non-human object being given human characteristics. I’m sure you remember this nursery rhyme, especially if you’re over 30 years old. It went like this:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Well, this has been playing over and over in my head for the last few weeks. I wonder if we took Humpty’s name out of this rhyme and put our name in, if this nursery rhyme would ring true. Maybe our fall hasn’t been a great one, but big or small it was a fall nonetheless and in most instances it has had a lasting impact in our lives! So, maybe it wasn’t a fall. Could it be that it was a wounding experience and we’ve been trying to get the king’s horses and the king’s men to put us back together again? I want to invite you to share your story with someone who is able to position you before “The King” who can put you back together again.
Jeremiah 18:2-6 (TLB) says:
2 Go down to the shop where clay pots and jars are made, and I will talk to you there. 3 I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. 4 But the jar that he was forming didn’t turn out as he wished, so he kneaded it into a lump and started again. 5 Then the Lord said: 6 O Israel, can’t I do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand.
I want you to know that neither the king’s horses, the king’s women nor the king’s men can put you back together again. But the King certainly can!!! The Lord is waiting for us to trust Him enough to bring our broken pieces to Him. God wants our broken dreams, our broken hearts, our broken desires, our broken relationships – all of our brokenness! He wants EVERY chipped piece, so that he can make the great exchange with us! He wants our piece so that He can give us His peace! Please seek help for the pain and brokenness associated with your childhood, teen years, young adult experiences and even middle age disappointments.
You can begin to live and make decisions from a place of power instead of a place of pain. Don’t let pride and what other people might think of you keep you from getting the help you need. I’m not sharing what I heard! I’m telling what I know to be true. Help is available! The Potter wants to put you back together again!!!
Until then, take good care of you,