River Boulder

Breaking Rocks

River Boulder

I’d love to know this boulder’s story. How did it come to be home to so many different types of living green things? I can see moss, grass, weeds, and what looks like it might even be a baby mountain laurel over to the right. The smoother boulder in the foreground seems pretty boring in comparison, with just a bit of moss clinging to it. The boulder providing more anchor holds for roots appears to have been through a lot more wear and tear, shown by the jagged edges where pieces of it have broken off. Over time, wind carried dust and floods carried silt to settle in the cracks and crevices. In the same way, seeds found their way to the built-up soil and grew.

Somehow this reminds me of our hearts. Your heart has a story. Your heart’s story is different from anyone else’s. There are places where you have been broken, but over time those places have become the very part of you that gives life and hope to someone else who is hurting. The breaking brings depth. God has done a mighty work in you so that you can share his love and hope with others going through similar circumstances.

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. ~1 Corinthians 1:4

Look back over your life, and see what God has done in you during those troubled times, then look to see what He has been able to do through you because of what He’s carried you through. Now thank Him for what He has done, and what He’s going to do in and through your life! Let Him use you to bring His light, life and hope to others.

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