Glow sticks-Broken, yet glowing

Glow sticks-Broken yet glowing


I was in a Dollar store last night, and there were two boys and a lady behind me in line. One was a big kid, and one was a toddler. The oldest had a pack of glow sticks and the toddler was screaming for them. So the mom opened the package and gave him one, which stopped his tears. He walked with it smiling but then the eldest took it and made the baby cry again. Just as the mom was about to fuss at the oldest child, he bent the glow stick and handed it back to the toddler. As we walked out at the same time, the toddler noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said, “I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it.”


I almost ran because I could hear God saying to me, “I had to break you to show you why I created you. You had to go through the tribulation so you could fulfill your purpose.” The toddler was happy just swinging that “unbroken” glow stick because he didn’t understand what it was created to do, which was to “glow.”


A glow stick is straight and dull, worthless plastic(just as us without salvation). Once it’s broken and the light starts to glow, it represents the light of Christ that glows within us once we live spiritually. There are some people who will be content just “being.” But some of us that God has chosen have to be “broken.” We get ill, go through a funeral, a relationship heartache, or any other tribulation. In those moments of desperation, God is breaking us, but once the breaking is done, we will be able to see the reason for what we were created here on earth. Linda Monserrat~

1 Response

  1. Shanta Rahman says:

    Thank you so much for giving us such a beautiful article. There is a lot to be learned in your article for which you deserve praise. There is a lot to be learned from the breaks in life that will be realized on your website. Trust in God  not to disappoint if you lose or break something, He will restore everything . Because he explains to people in the midst of this breakdown how something new is created. So do not be discouraged and be patient in the middle of the breakup in hopes of finding something new .And I hope you all have learned a lot by reading this article and will learn more in the future.

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