"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

HUMPTY DUMPTY

As a kid I never liked this nursery rhyme. Seeing pictures depicting a fragile egg sitting on a wall and breaking into a million pieces frighten me.

If you read up on the real meaning of this nursery rhyme it has nothing to do with an egg. I believe the story was talking about a clumsy person. Some times I wonder......using negative flaws to create a children's nursery story is quite deceptive. Putting fear into a little child's mind. Even the term according to the Oxford English Dictionary of "humpty dumpty" means a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the seventeenth century.

We all have been brought up in some kind of dysfunctional family. Some worse than others. Nevertheless, there is no perfect family that has escaped dysfunction.

We all are Humpty Dumpty. We all have been broken. Some of us falling further from the wall than others. Resulting in a negative life style to cope with our pain. Taking on shame, guilt, fear, condemnation and so on and so on.

That being said, I am soooo glad that there is hope for us who admit we are broken. Not like the story where all the king's horses and all the king's men could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again.....No, they did not know about the Mighty King Jesus. He can put any cracked egg back together again! Hallelujah!

13 comments:

  1. Amen! Thank God for not giving up on us...and He is for us. No matter how it seems life is full of opportunites to express Him. Stepping stones to the throne I am on. Striving to live heaven on earth as He leds for with Him all is made available. Blessings to you and yours! *U*

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  2. JBR wonderful meaningful post. Never knew the meaning of this story. The world is full of negativism. Exploiting the young at a tender age. But having a savior to restore our broken pieces is the positive answer to any heartache and pain. The world is full of deception. Even in our children's books. God Bless.

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  3. Yes, while there is life there is hope and anyone can be put together again...with God's help.

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  4. Great analogy...so glad that when God is done there are not any missing pieces.

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  5. Amazing Grace how great Thou art! As Corrie Ten Boom said, I am grateful for my sufferings, because they have brought me closer to understanding Our Savior's sufferings. Thank you for the hug!

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  6. REally Amen to that JBR. We have a big God that can put us together again no matter how many times we get broken.

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  7. Amen! And when we allow Him to heal our broken places, they come back stronger than before~

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  8. Not all nursery rhymes are pleasant I agree, they have double meaning too.


    While growing up no body took me seriously and I was treated like humpty Dumpty.When I fall aprt, Go d puts me back together

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  9. Reading your post again, makes me cry - specially wha t you say about coping with guilt and shame.

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  10. I really love this post! I am not big on nursery rhymes myself. In fact, I'm probably the only teacher that doesn't teach them where I work. We are fragile...just like that egg. Have a wonderful day JBR! :o)

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  11. Hi JBR,
    Here is the version that I raised my children on.
    Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall;
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
    All the King's horses and all the King's men
    Asked God to put Humpty together again.
    So God gathered Humpty up into His arms,
    And held him, protected from all outer harm.
    He bound Humpty's wounds and anointed him with oil,
    And promised Humpty His help with all other toil.

    He hugged Humpty tightly, up close to His heart,
    Promising to him, never again would they part.
    "I promise you, Humpty, I give you My all."
    Then Jesus put Humpty, safely back on the wall.

    So whenever you're feeling like Humpty again,
    Remember that Jesus can heal ALL your pain.
    Remember when sitting up high on your wall,
    That Jesus will mend you whenever you fall.

    Kelly Irwin


    Blessings hon,
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