Whereas I would never encourage anyone to take the Humpty-Dumpty challenge; that is pretty much what we are doing whenever we step outside of the boundaries God has established for us – all of us. Believer or non-believer, devout Christian or adamant atheist, the Bible overflows with principals applying to all. I don’t like to call them “rules” as no one likes being told what to do – I get that. So, for the sake of being less abrasive, let’s just refer to them as principals, spiritual guidelines for good living. And if that sounds still a bit rough around the edges, then we can knock off the burrs and just call them, suggestions.
I mean, the Bible says DON’T, but you can lie, steal, kill, maim, defame, defraud and be as Humpty-Dumpty as you want to be perched up on that arrogant wall of self-centeredness, self-indulgence, and greed. After all, not doing those things is just a suggestion, right? Entirely your choice. But God’s word also suggests should you fall off that wall, and you will fall, you are going to fall apart. Then all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will not be able to put you together again – Oh! But wait. Have you already taken the Devil’s version of the Nestea plunge? Was the pool empty? That’s unfortunate. Hurts, doesn’t it?
As so much devastating pain, heartache and heartbreak can be avoided, the destruction of children’s lives averted, I will always advise against taking the Humpty-Dumpty challenge, and for good reason. But if you are already picking up the broken pieces trying to figure out how and if they can ever be put back together again. I’m sorry, but the answer is No, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men won’t be able to put things back together again for you. However, although the king’s horses and the king’s men can’t, the King can. May I suggest, taking what’s left to him. He goes by the name of Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – Jesus. He is a restoration expert specializing in broken lives.
This past Sunday at church we watched a powerful video of one of our own who stepped outside of the boundaries of God’s plan for his life and fell, then to experience the miraculous work of God in restoration. You can see the video at the c|Life Facebook page.