FROM THE PULPIT: Jesus can help pick up the broken pieces

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 04:11 PM.

Editor's Note: This column concludes the story of Mary, Johnny and the broken glass statue, which appeared in the June 15 and June 8 editions.

Summer vacation ended — as did the visit with Grandma and Grandpa — and Johnny and Mary went back home to their parents.

Soon, school resumed and classes were in full swing. The incident of breaking Grandma’s favorite delicate glass statue was long forgiven and forgotten.

Eventually came Thanksgiving, Johnny’s favorite time of year — that meant another visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Johnny always looked forward to the celebration. A delicious dinner was usually followed by a visit to the park and throwing a football with Dad and Grandpa.

However, as the family approached the grandparents’ house, the child felt nervous. He recalled the glass statue incident, and the memory still haunted him.

The statue could never be repaired to its original splendor, which saddened Johnny. Grandma had said it was okay, that it was an accident, but that beautiful work of art was lost forever.

Before long, Johnny and his family arrived at their destination. The aromas of roasting turkey, mashed potatoes, different vegetables, pumpkin pie and apple pie made his mouth water and his stomach grumble.

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