it had memories inside of it that never wanted to be revealed,
so it was shut up.
shut up from the world.
all the hurt and pain and terrible, horrid memories had been shut up and locked away so that nobody could see them.
the key had been hidden away, in hopes it wouldn't be found.
the walls were put up,
what was inside had crumbled to pieces.
but there is some one who has had the key to it all along,
and it is now that they choose to unlock the door that had been shut for so long.
the door opens, slowly at first, but then all at once.
the light streams in on the leaves that were so crumbled and dead, and shriveled.
they tremble at the light at first.
but then they soak it up.
warm hands wrap around the broken branches and water them, and heal them where they are cracked.
footsteps are heard throughout the garden as it is being fixed.
the crumbled leaves fall from the branches, and new, green ones grow in their place.
flowers sprout up from the dead earth and soak up more of the sunshine.
this once dead garden has been healed and brought back to life.
that some one is always there, every hour of the day, in case a flower needs to be watered again, or a leaf begins to shrivel up again.
that Secret garden is a girl's heart.
a girl who has been hurt so many times,
she has been let down so many times.
she has built up walls so very high.
and that some one who had the key all along is Jesus.
He comes to this broken-hearted little girl and brings her heart back to life.
He takes the broken parts and puts them back together to make them more beautiful.
He is careful with every touch, and everything is done slowly at first.
even though fear entangles her heart at first when the light streams in and she starts to tremble, his warm arms wrap around her and reassure her it is all okay.
she believes it is okay.
it's now she knows that being shut up wasn't the answer all along,
she needed to be loved.
she needed to let Jesus have His way.
that little girl is me.
I had been shut up for so long, holding in all this hurt from the past.
and Jesus came to my shattered heart and held it in His hands and made it beat again.
and He never leaves me, He is there every hour of the day, in case I am hurt again. In case fear sets in, He is there to hold my pieces together.
|| Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go
Joshua 1:9 ||
No matter what hurt you've been through, even if hiding away and building up these walls seems like the best idea...the best idea is always just to let Jesus have His way. Because he takes what is broken and makes it beautiful, and He is the only one who can heal your broken heart. He will give you an infinite amount of love.
Stop reliving what is in the past......
just let Him have His way. ♡