Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mending Broken Hearts

I have learned a lesson this morning, a few lessons actually, but one lesson in particular really stood out. J wanted to make a cake, I had a package of sugar cookie dough in the fridge and so I asked him if he would rather make "Heart Cookies". He said yes. So we rolled out the dough and cut out 12 hearts. Lesson 1- my stoneware cookie sheet is too small for 12 hearts. Lesson 2, the lesson that I feel blessed to have received from a batch of cookies, is this-

Some of the hearts were broken. As I transferred them from the table to the cookie sheet they were torn, I put them back together as best I could but they still looked pretty funny. I figured they would still taste just as good. I put them in the oven and let them bake. When I took them out of the oven this is what I found. The broken hearts had mended.
At least two of these hearts had GIGANTIC cracks in them. Now they are whole. I am grateful that upon seeing these whole cookies I felt a whispering in my own heart and mind that explained to me that Yes, we all break, all of us, all of our hearts will be broken, some to a much greater degree than others. But our broken hearts can be mended. Through the power of the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ we can be refined and our cracks, our pains, all of our broken pieces can be mended back together and we will discover in the end that we are much stronger, he can and he will make us whole.

So today a batch of cookies taught me how my Savior can mend broken hearts. I wonder what I will learn tomorrow.


Scarlett said...

Kate, I totally needed to hear that today. Thank you for posting this. What a sweet message.

Rebecca said...

Lovely story, and what a good reminder to find meaning in our everyday experiences.