I am a Fraction

My youngest is learning about fractions.

For example: If you divide a circle into four equal parts, and shade one of those parts, then what fraction of the circle is shaded?  Answer: 1/4

It got me thinking, though, about people, and how all of us are like fractions, too. We have parts of us that are put together, and parts of us that are broken, divided.

And how many of those parts are filled in by Jesus? 

It is 1/4? 1/2? More, or less?

I bet if we take a really good, honest look at ourselves, we’ll realize we’ve got some parts of us he needs to fill.

The people we see walking all around us, at work, at the grocery store, in the park… at home… these little children, too… we’re all fractions, really. We need Someone who can fill us up, the One who can make us whole.

My youngest still has many things to learn about fractions, like how to add and subtract them, mixed numbers, etc.

But the biggest thing he (or any of us) needs to learn?

It’s that Jesus can make us whole.

Without him, the world is a big bunch of fractions, with pieces that don’t fit.

His love is immeausurable. It can’t be divided, or taken away from us. But, it can grow, and spread, as we share his love. And that adds up to ~ Infinity.

I hope you know this Jesus. I don’t have all the answers to all of the equations, but He does.

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This is today’s Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt: “Whole” from Lisa-Jo, the Gypsy Mama. Check out her beautiful blog and read other five minute writes on Fridays! (P.S. I spent five minutes writing this post, but spent more time looking for a photo. I finally ended up taking a picture of some fraction pieces! :) )

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6 thoughts on “I am a Fraction

  1. I enjoyed your post and encouragement that Jesus does make us whole. Once we were in many pieces, but Jesus makes us whole. Often our lives are in fragments just because life is many times that way. The tears and joys are there – – all a part of our being. Jesus will guide us through the sharp edges that try to jab and injure us. Part of us pulls in the areas that He does not want us to go. Those thorny places where anger, hate, fear revenge, and unforgiveness – – all are waiting to pull us away from his love. He is our guide and if we follow his direction, he puts every thing into perspective as he wills it to be. He teaches us how to remain whole.

  2. I love this math analogy! Truth: His love is immeausurable. It can’t be divided, or taken away from us. But, it can grow, and spread, as we share his love. And that adds up to ~ Infinity.
    Wonderful! Blessings, Aly

  3. In writing for this post, God spoke to my heart in terms of fractions, too! :) I think it is so amazing how God speaks to all of us in a myriad of ways…and yet the truth of HIS mesage is the same. I love the way He spoke HIS message through you- Thank you
    ~Stacy

  4. I appreciate this challenge to my heart: “And how many of those parts are filled in by Jesus? It is 1/4? 1/2? More, or less? I bet if we take a really good, honest look at ourselves, we’ll realize we’ve got some parts of us he needs to fill.” Thank you so much.

  5. You always have such wonderful posts! In each one, I find this wonderful part that immediately grabs me-
    “His love is immeausurable. It can’t be divided, or taken away from us. But, it can grow, and spread, as we share his love. And that adds up to ~ Infinity.”
    I tell you, you could put some of your quotes in a frame and sell them:)

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