Have you ever sat through a children’s nursery rhyme sing-a-long?
Well, if you haven’t you should! You might learn a thing or two!
Most mothers (parents) have to endure an hours long of nursery rhyme sing alongs and reflecting on this, I couldn’t help but be drawn into the words of one particular nursery rhyme; Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
The Humpty Dumpty Way of Life.
Dear Queen, perhaps in this season you are in, you feel more and more like Humpty Dumpty as the days go by. Perhaps at one point in your life, it felt as if you were soaring high; your grades were great, your marriage was great, you were fast accomplishing your dreams, you could tackle any project and win at it and yet suddenly there’s the fall-
Not a sudden humiliation like Humpty Dumpty per se but perhaps you found that the dreams you once held so dearly are rather more difficult to accomplish than you thought… the job you cherished you lost… the relationship that meant everything to you ended abruptly, you became a mother and you feel you have lost your past self, a role you once held so dearly now makes you weary.
Like Humpty Dumpty, many people may have spoken to you, ‘all the kings horses and all the kings men’ and yet you none could help put back together the brokenness you feel.
Well, don’t feel completely dejected. If there’s one thing we know from the word of God, it is that Queen Esther once upon a time felt the same way.
Here she was as a young girl, Hadassah high up in the world with her parents and seemingly, her world came crushing down when they died.
“Mordecai had reared his cousin Hadassah, otherwise known as Esther, since she had no father or mother. The girl had a good figure and a beautiful face. After her parents died, Mordecai had adopted her.” Esther 2:7 MSG
She just when she was picking herself back up again, here comes the edict calling for every maiden in the land to parade before the king! How hurtful that must have been- to leave her only family; Mordecai behind!
“When the king’s order had been publicly posted, many young girls were brought to the palace complex of Susa and given over to Hegai who was overseer of the women. Esther was among them.” Esther 2:8 MSG
Still, guess what she did?
She went before God; day in and day out- seeking his face and through his power, she rose above the fall!
“Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.” Esther 4:16 NLT
You see, the Humpty Dumpty Way of Life would have you believing nothing can fix you. That after you fall, you should stay down forever. You’ll find yourself believing that other people in higher positions can help you, all the kings men- a.k.a social media influencers, wealthy people as such. But if there’s anything we can learn from Queen Esther, it’s that only God can fix you. He’s excellent at putting all your pieces together!
‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.’ Psalm 34:18 NLT
Only God can bring you to the place of elevation you so desire, Queen!
So don’t be Humpty Dumpty! Be a queen in Christ Jesus.
Jesus Loves You and I do Too,
Queens in Christ,
photocredit: Humpty Dumpty: youtube