Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Mended Hearts

Having only shared this time in my life with very few people, I will now come forward and explain the inspiration for my Mended Hearts.  It follows a very dark and sad period in my life where I lost hope spiritually, emotionally, and physically really.  I made my body sick because of the worry and fretting I did over my Mom as she suffered with and finally died from dementia.  It was the darkest period of my life.
After her passing and after a few years of healing and as I got back into the Scriptures, I ran across the treasure of Luke 4:18 where Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
Scriptures are a very personal thing, of course, and this touched me in such a special way.  I was on my way back to trusting the Lord again and when I came across that Scripture that special day, I knew I had to come up with something that I could remember always as a way to share spiritually with others my Mended Heart.  Thus my ceramic Mended Heart...yes, it is scarred and forever changed, but it is on the mend, no longer broken, and I thank God for that!
If we live long enough, all of our hearts will have scars, but knowing the One that can mend them and the only One Who really can heal them is where this little ceramic heart came from!

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. It will surely minister to all who read it, I know it did to me. And, what a beautiful symbol of such a ministry.

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  2. Beautiful post and a very touching story Marti. I'm glad you found your way back to healing and a continued life with God. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Yoli! Me too! Hugs right back!

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  3. Marti - So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, and to what you went through with her as the dementia took her over. I am moved by your ability to find healing through your beliefs, through your work, and by working at it every day by living your life as best you can. I value you as a friend more and more as we connect through this extended online family :) Big Hugs to you Marti!

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  4. I'm going to try this again, Marti. I had said how broken-hearted and upset Mom was when Aunt Janice got sick. I am ashamed now that I did not visit during those years. I know that it was important to Mom to go even though she wasn't sure Aunt Janice knew her. Your blog was quite a witness. All of us have had broken hearts at one time or another; mostly for me at the loss of Skye and Mom. Your little mended hearts are an inspiration that the Lord will heal us; we won't forget, and the pain is still there, but it does lessen, and we have the comfort of His presence with us. Twenty-six years ago today we found out that Skye Star was no longer alive within me; he was stillborn on Jan. 30, 1986. As I said, one never forgets - - - Love ya, Marti!

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    1. Thank you, Donna, your words mean a lot to me. We know where our comfort comes from, for sure and also, we can go to those we've lost and I look forward to That Day! Love you, M

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