Poem: Shattered Fragments


Dear Friend,

The Maker gathered our shards together. Our defective state rendered us futile, yet He said He will live in us.


Why me?

Why us? 

Why not choose one who is not inept?
Why not choose one who is not admired?
Why not choose one who is not filled with pain?
Why not choose one who is not broken? 
We’re just Moses who stuttered,
Abraham who waxed old with age,
Timothy who was young,
Ruth who was an outsider,
Joshua who feared,
Hannah who was barren,
David who was merely a shepherd boy,
The Samaritan woman at the well,
Peter who denied Christ three times,
Esther who was a captive orphan,
Paul whose past was contemptible,
Rehab who was not chaste.

Why us?

No. It’s not about us. 

It’s about You.

You Who showed the impossible was possible,
You Who created by merely speaking,
You Who made everything beautiful,
You Who deserve all praise and glory,
You Who knows all things,
You Who is eternal,
You Who adopted the unworthy as Your own,
You Who welcomed the homeless into Your Home,
You Who breathed purpose into the broken,
You Who bled to cleanse the tainted,
You Who will bruise the serpent’s head; 

It’s about You.

Very Sincerely Yours,
The Broken Vessels


Clarissa Choo is a vessel used for Christ’s glory. Although she has lived in four countries, Heaven is her only Home. She desires to sow His seeds and to serve third culture kids, teens, and writers. Besides writing, she loves to wash dishes, chop ingredients into smithereens, and record hymns on her piano. Peek into her Christian TCK Email Ministry or read more posts.

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