~from Matthew 15: 29-37
A fragment, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, is an "incomplete part." And of course, we are all incomplete parts of the Body of Christ, waiting for the day when we will be united to Christ's love for all eternity and will become fully whole. In the above scripture passage, there were so many fragments left behind, that someone bothered to collect them and save them for use at another time, they weren't simply discarded as useless. They were to be cherished as something to look forward to enjoying at another time, when hunger would strike once again. And beyond this, we are told that there were so many fragments left that they filled seven baskets, seven being a perfect number.
So if you're feeling a bit cast-off or picked over don't dismay! God is saving the best for last! He wills that no part of His body, for we are all the body of Christ, be lost. When your turn finally comes to shine for the Kingdom, you will be the perfect fit at the perfect time. Hold fast to your faith and trust in the Lord. In His time, you will be the favored portion.
My dearest Lord,
I rejoice in your faithfulness! You never fail to amaze me. Just when I'm feeling down and out, less than worthy, unneeded and unwanted, You reveal your desire and Your plan for me. You let me know that I am loved, wanted and needed beyond my imaginings. You draw me close to Your heart and whisper words of encouragement to my weary soul. Thank you so much for your steadfast and faithful love! Thank you for showering myriads of blessings upon me and upon all those who are feeling fragmented in this life. What a joy it is to belong to You!