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In The Lord of the Rings, Narsil was a sword created for great adventure and battle in the hand of a king, but was shattered by a dark enemy. All thought that its beauty and strength and been destroyed. But all was not lost: it was reforged and given a new name, Anduril, given back strength and beauty and destiny in the hand of a new king.

I see a little bit of a parallel with the human heart. Created by God for His service and glory, but that pristine strength & beauty & destiny was shattered by the enemy’s deceit & our rebellion at the fall. But God, not content to see His work unmade to destruction, through the miracle of regeneration has reforged the hearts of His children in the fire of Christ’s atoning sacrifice, and given us all a new name (Revelation 2:17). Look into your heart—do you see a blade reforged? If so, then rejoice and put yourself into the trusted hand of your Lord. If not, then seek out the only One who can reforge you, for you cannot do it yourself.