Shells serve to protect the life within, but are shed when it’s time to grow into a larger, more expansive shell. Those shells may have been left behind by the previous occupants, but are beautiful treasures for others to enjoy. Nothing is wasted with our God.
The same is true of us. What we leave behind is a beautiful legacy for others to benefit from. Everyone goes through periods of growth and change, leaving behind the old and expanding into the new. But nothing is wasted. The past is a record of lessons, relationships, experiences that God will use to draw us nearer to him. Our pain, sorrow, losses, as well as our joy, celebrations and successes, all serve to point to the cross and glorify the one who died for us.
Thank you Jesus, that you use every experience, every wound, and every joy, to accomplish your purpose and bring love and comfort to us and to others.