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.
As I read those words of the old familiar nursery rhyme, a thought appeared in my mind–the king’s horses and the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. In fact, even the king couldn’t have done so–but the King of kings can!
I thought about this a bit and was reminded of the book of Genesis and the story of creation. On the sixth day of creation, God created the only living thing that was created in His image–man. In Genesis 2, we read that God placed man in the Garden of Eden, where man not only enjoyed the presence of God, but was given dominion over the rest of creation. In a sense, God placed man “on a wall.”
Then came the “great fall.” Man sinned against God and was cast out of the garden and God’s presence. Just like with the character of Humpty Dumpty, man’s fall left him broken. He was alive but in pieces and could do nothing in his own power to put himself together again. No king’s men, no king’s horses, no earthly king could have restored man and made him whole. But…
Let’s fast forward through the Bible to the New Testament. Because of His great love and mercy, God decided to intervene. In the town of Bethlehem, a child was born who, as a man, would give up His own life to restore ours. That man, of course, was Jesus, God’s only begotten Son. He gave His life so that, if we believe in Him, we are restored to our relationship with God and will have eternal life (John 3:16). He died on Calvary’s cross, was buried, and then rose three days later to pick up all of our broken pieces. Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, accomplished what no man, no thing, no earthly ruler could have–He put us together again!
Lord, I praise You for Your amazing love and faithfulness. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die for our sins so that we may enjoy eternal life in Your presence!