Broken Brides

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God’s Thoughts to Me

Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man he felt compassion for him (Luke 10:33, NLT).

The Rag Doll Queen

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On a lonely trash heap in a damaged, orphaned world, the remnants of a little woman-girl were carelessly scattered around like the broken limbs of an unwanted, discarded rag doll.

With a diseased body wracked with pain, this fragile ethereal dolly queen softly whimpered like a trampled rose. Silent tears were creating muddy trails down her sunken cheeks.

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An important looking gentleman dressed in his black Sunday-best coattails and top hat passed the woman and heard her pitiful cries for help. She hopefully cried out for mercy, love and compassion from this man of God.

With disgust he saved her a small little peek down his sensitive nose and his eyes were filled with repulsion. His body shuddered with contempt.

The stench of her brokenness overwhelmed this lord’s delicate system and he fluttered a snow white handkerchief from his breast pocket.

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He hurriedly fled in disgust … on his way to a prayer meeting at a church across the road to intercede for the lost and broken of this world. He had to hurry for he was already a tad late.

On his heels followed his congregants singing songs of worship and praise to their God whom they claimed, was Love. Amongst them were a pastor or two, a reverend, a bishop and a priest.

Their joyful singing drowned the pitiful mewl emanating from the rubbish heap until only a broken whimpering remained.

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They were making a joyful noise unto their Lord, but quickly averted their eyes from such filth in dire need when they passed this foul-smelling broken scrap of a rag doll queen. They frivolously left many hallelujahs in their wake.

The King of Heaven looked down on His creation. His eye caught  this beautiful trampled rose and He winced in unspeakable agony and torment.

The delicious delicate odor of her love for Him, anointed Him with great joy, but also sorrow. A lonely tear of love escaped His heart as He scooped Her into His Loving Embrace.

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His tears of anguish soothed the broken petals of the rag doll’s heart like a fragrant ointment while the angels rejoiced in wonder as their King kissed his beloved with His kisses of delight.

His eternal love transformed her brokenness into His glory … into a woman of valor  … into His spotless, beautiful, radiant bride.

Much love and sweet blessings.

Mia

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68 thoughts on “Broken Brides

  1. Dear Mia,

    Thank you for sharing your encouraging story with us at Inspire Me Monday!

    I love your blog and the hope and encouragement you offer to all of us who live with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome!

    Have a blessed week.

  2. This reminds me of a modern version of the Good Samaritan story and I was waiting for a homeless person to walk by and help her! 😉 But, this story is just as good because it truly shows our Saviors heart and love for the lost and for His children!

    Thanks for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party! 🙂

    • Dear Nan
      I have often helped people in the past and then secretly gave myself a pat on the back and that is sooo… wrong! It is only an exchanged heart that can truly love with unselfishness.
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  3. Mia,
    That was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time! How many times have I been the rag doll hurting and discarded? But then again, how many times have I been the one rushing past the rag doll?

    God bless you,
    Misty

    • Dear Misty
      Thank you for visiting and realizing the joy and sorrow of this post. Oh, I pray that our Pappa will allow us to always see through His eye!
      Lots of love XX
      Mia

    • Dear Jan
      Yes, we need to realize how broken we really are! We all are, but we don’t always realize that! Thanks for your kind words, dear friend, and the linky place we always feel so welcome!
      Blessings XX
      Mia

    • Dear Alison
      Yes, may we have the heart of Jesus who came for the broken-hearted, the lost, the have-not’s, etc. of this world of which we are also a part.
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  4. How beautiful, the radiant bride – broken but beautiful.
    ***
    I’m working on a writing project and currently seeking contributions on the theme of forgiveness, and would love your input. It can be something you’ve already written, or something brand new.
    It can be a favorite quote, a link, an image, a poem, a story, a song … it matters not. It can be THIS.
    Just share what you have.
    http://debrasblogpureandsimple.blogspot.com/2013/07/forgive-or-die.html

    • Hi Debra
      Oh, our Lord is a master in binding-up the broken hearted! I will think of something about forgiveness and let you know.
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  5. Mia you really write wonderfully and paint such a vivid picture. How often does this happen in life? No one seems to want to pay attention to the broken. We all need to be more like Christ. Thank you for posting this.

    • Dear Anne
      It saddens me to admit that I used to be much like these “esteemed” gentlemen! Only coming from a broken place myself, did I realize how absent Jesus’ love seems to be in many, many churches! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  6. Dear Jennifer
    We sure do!! And the whole world is filled with His artistry. The pictures were all found on Google.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

  7. “I came not for the well, but for the sick.” How can true children of God look down on any other of His creation without compassion? His heart is our heart… May we be the Good Samaritans of this world as our hearts point to our Father’s. Beautiful yet troubling words…

    • Hi Floyd
      Oh, I have been so guilty of this as well, dear friend! If our Pappa’s love doesn’t fill our hearts, I don’t think we will ever be able to truly love the unlovable, our enemies, the tax man, etc.! May He forgive me for all the times I looked down my nose at others.
      Much love, dear friend
      Mia

  8. Again Miss Mia! such an amazing quality and vivid portrayal of the prompt for this week. I felt deeply for the dolly queen and mourned the ignorant bliss of the band of “dignitaries”. This was such fun to read. I enjoy your special way with words Mia! Thank you!

  9. Absolutely beautiful, Mia. Your *re-telling* of this parable was so poignant. Really brought the reality of it home. And yes, we are so incredibly blessed. The King of Heaven Himself CHOSE us to be His bride. Tattered, torn, tainted – He saw past all of our filthy rags – and gave Himself to die for us. His wounds enabled us to put on His robes of righteousness.

    GOD BLESS!

    • Dear Linda
      Yes, you are nailing it on the head; so many forms! But none to big or difficult for Jesus to heal.
      Blessings XX
      Mia

    • Hi Lyli
      Yes, He restores our brokenness one step at a time. Let us always hold fast to the assurance that He will finish the good work He has begun in us.
      Much love XX
      Mia

  10. Oh Mia, how thankful I am that God loves me to much to throw me away when I am broken. Instead He lovingly restores and picks me up when my spirits are down. I can be assured that I am wanted, needed, and chosen by Him. He remains close to me even when others cast me away!

    Beautiful post my friend!

    • Thanks, dear Nikki! I loved your post on brokenness very much. Quite a lot of depth form a one that knows what it is to be broken.
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  11. Oh, this is so lovely, Mia! You paint beauty with your words and they resonate deep within. Such a touching picture of God’s saving grace for broken humanity. I love your images too. They perfectly fit the story you tell. This is a wonderful rendition of the Good Samaritan. Thank you, sweet friend, for your Spirit blessed imagination that draws us powerfully into this tale of restoration. Much love xx

    • Dear Joy
      Thanks, dear friend, for your kind words. Your poem about today’s word also spoke to my heart in so may ways!
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  12. How beautiful are your words that have painted such a powerful picture of a sad truth we see far too often. And what a beautiful ending to the story. Mia, you’ve really blessed my heart today. Thank you for your sharing your encouraging heart.

    • Hi beautiful Tanya
      Oh, it is sad that we seldom see the love and leadership that washes feet amongst organized religious leaders!
      Blessings XX
      Mia

  13. Lovely words, Mia. I had to read this piece because I have a post written — tho not yet published — entitled Unbroken Bride. Thanks for sharing. Visiting with you, my friend, from Faithful Friday. Enjoy the weekend, Mia 🙂

  14. Thank you Mia. The Lord spoke to me through your post this morning. You paint such a beautiful picture with your words! Sue

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