Sea Glass Stories. Why sea glass? Sea glass is made from discarded glass and other once beautifully refined things that somehow managed to get tossed into the ocean. The broken pieces are slammed onto the sand and roughed up by mighty unfamiliar waters. Every piece is unique in shade and color. Turbulent tides sculpt the broken fragments into a new shape with an opaque quality making them difficult to see through. An observing eye scoops them up from the shoreline and repurposes them as precious treasure!
In a way, we are all sea glass, and we all have a story to tell. Once refined, (or so we thought we were) yet somewhere along the way, either through our own choices or the choices of others, we realize that our lives are cracked, chipped, and broken. Struggles press us into unfamiliar waters, and sometimes the jagged edges of consequences cut deeply.
Ephesians 5:26 tells us that through the washing of the water by the word of God, the rough places and jagged edges in us are becoming smooth and polished. Jesus is still walking along the shoreline looking for broken women and men like you and me. He scoops us up, washes us with His word, and repurposes us as precious treasures for His Kingdom.
I Corinthians 13:12-13 says "For now we SEE through a GLASS darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. Now abides faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love."
I don't understand it, my friend, for I see through this broken glass of my life darkly, and maybe you do, too, but we must trust the love of God to keep smoothing out our jagged edges. So please come and sit a while on the shoreline with me, and place the broken pieces of your life next to mine as the holy waters polish us for our good and His glory. For now, life is muddy and opaque, but one day, when we see Jesus face to face, it will all become crystal clear!