Something Beautiful

When I look in the mirror all that I can see
Is the mess that still surrounds me the wounds that are unhealed
When the space around me gets thin I can barely breathe
What have I to offer when my soul has been cut deep 

But You take my brokenness turn it into something something beautiful
And I know that despite myself You still call me You call me beautiful
When all I have to offer is brokenness and strife
You can still make something beautiful of my life

You ask me to dance You share Your life with me
You ask me to participate all I have to be is me
You say I’m broke no more that I’m complete in You
You stand there in my darkness remind me of the truth

That You take my brokenness turn it into something something beautiful
And I know that despite myself You still call me You call me beautiful
When all I have to offer is brokenness and strife
You can still make something beautiful of my life

© 2008 Vanessa Kersting

I don’t know about you but there are sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder how I got to be doing what I am doing.

I am totally blown away. I do not pretend for one minute to think that I have it all together and that I have done something right or something to earn this. Far from it. I am a mess and those that know me well know that best.

I am broken and sometimes I feel that that is all I have to offer.

Yet despite all my brokenness, despite all my faults Christ still asks me to dance and join Him in what He is doing. I don’t have to pretend to be someone that I am not. All I have to do is be me. To stand, to dance.

Christ completes us. He takes our messy parts, our good parts and makes something beautiful.

All we have to offer is what we are right now, right this minute and stand and watch him turn something messy into something beautiful over and over again.

Thank you Father, Jesus, Spirit for the chance to participate. I am SO thankful.