I think that everyone will agree that last week was horrible.
So many families were left without those that they loved. An unprecedented act of vengeance was carried out and destroyed Dallas, TX – a town that I love. The night of the attack on the police in Dallas, I stayed up until the early morning. I couldn’t sleep. So much turmoil was going on in America.
There was heartbreak upon heartbreak. Social issues, racial issues, families getting the call at that moment that their loved one would not be coming home.
It was a dark night and the next day was still shrouded in clouds. There was fear and doubt like I haven’t seen in this country since 9/11. It seemed like we were being torn apart.
I was, and am broken hearted.
But the really dark clouds have slowly been lifting. There’s been so many uplifting stories this week about groups coming together to work on the differences, people reaching out to help each other and slowly peace is coming back to our lives.
And hope returns.
Until you hear the words, “did you hear what happened in France?”.
When will it stop? What will make this world change?
Personally I believe that Jesus is the only answer to getting this world to change.
In fact I thought about making this heart printable with a scripture in it but I didn’t. Sometimes sharing scripture becomes habit, especially in times of tragedy, and not meaningful. I showed it to a friend and asked her if she liked it with the broken heart saying and she said no because Jesus heals the broken hearted.
This is true. He did come to heal the broken hearted but He’s also called us to be like Him.
He was broken. His body was broken for us, as is His heart daily.
Jesus didn’t cling to His broken heart and ask God to heal it. He poured it out fully and shared it with everyone.
We can ask for God to heal our hearts and make us whole but what about the person standing next to us? If we want this world to heal, we need to put others before ourselves. If you want to be whole, let others fill that void.
Get outside of your immediate community and serve. It doesn’t have to be huge. Something as simple as a conversation and a smile can mean the world to some people. Every one of those broken pieces that you now feel is meant to be given away. Share it. Give it. Don’t hold onto something that is such a beautiful gift.
So maybe you’ll like this printable, maybe you won’t.
It’s still free. You can share it on social media, print it out and tack it on the wall, send it as a card, or put it somewhere as a reminder. You cannot use it in any commercial use.
To use as a phone wallpaper or save for digital use, right click and save on the image above.
To print, please download and print the PDF version -> broken hearts printable