Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love. 2 John 3 NLT
There is this popular nursery rhyme:
“Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
all the kings horses & all the kings men
couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
Speculations were given as to the story behind this popular nursery rhyme. The earliest version was discovered in the 17th century, so some theorized that it’s about King Richard III, who in his reign in England was embroiled with too many controversies because of his obsession in keeping his power. In his obsession to remain in power, stories were told that he was very suspicious to people around him, even to his closest relatives. He thinks that they will remove him from his throne. But nobody really knows who wrote the nursery rhyme, when, and if it is about the brokenness of King Richard III. But what is significant is the truth posited by it. Will something be restored once it gets broken or can it be repaired even by strong or wise person? Just like the fall of humanity into sin when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command (see Genesis 3), it seemed that humanity will never be restored, yet we know that even in the beginning, God in His grace provided us hope by redeeming us so that what was broken will be restored. “And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15). Paul said that salvation has been revealed through our Lord Jesus Christ. “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people” (Titus 2:11). God in His mercy, though we do not deserve it, “He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people.” (Titus 2:14). And I do believe that once God had restored you and have tasted God’s grace, you are a changed person. You received God’s gift of eternal life and have your sins forgiven by the blood of Christ, and now you are experiencing the peace that God alone could provide. Once we have tasted the goodness of God, there is no sense to go back to our former lives. God already had raised us from our dead lives because of sins, gave us a new heart, and a new understanding of the truth. So, in Christ, we will never be the same again and we will be “totally committed to doing good deeds” (Titus 2:14b).