This sign caught my attention today. The item for sale is a sand kit often used in weddings as a unity mix. It is being sold “as is” with a sign on it that says “broken pieces”. I thought: How appropriate. We all enter marriage with lofty dreams of blending together as one. But sooner or later we realize there are “broken pieces” to deal with. Our marriages come “as is” but the broken pieces aren’t always disclosed. Many of them aren’t found out until later.
If you are dealing with broken pieces, you’re not alone. We all have them. All of our spouses have them. No one is perfect. You have a choice; are you going to deal with your set or are you going to move on and try to find a better one?
Do you feel like you got a damaged kit? Are you the damaged piece? Is it a small chip, a crack, or is your entire vase broken beyond repair? Maybe your sand is spilling out all over the table and everyone sees the damage. Your vase may not look anything like it did on your wedding day. Even if it is not broken, it may have been shaken and the mixture is totally mixed up.
You’re not alone. Hang in there. Talk to each other and above all, love your spouse more than you ever have.
1st Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.