In his book Defining Moments, Rick Ezell writes, "A church ordered new stained glass windows for its sanctuary. All the windows arrived except for the largest panel at the front of the church. The congregation anxiously waited for this panel's delivery. When the large piece arrived, they found the glass had been broken in transit. The people were dismayed. But then a skilled artist in the church asked if he could take the pieces and try to make a suitable replacement window. In a short while the artist unveiled the window he had fashioned. The entire congregation felt that the artist's masterpiece was more beautiful than the original. What was broken was remade into something spectacular.

"God's grace sometimes comes in ways we would never expect. Grace is the glue that takes the pieces of our broken lives and binds them into something new and beautiful."

-PreachingNow 6/22/04