The broken glass of life

I "know" this picture was probably doctored by photo shop, but how, that I don't know. In the real world, when glass comes apart it doesn't make nice symmetrical pieces. When something is broken, there IS A MESS. Life is like that; when troubles come, they tend to make a mess of everything, with a lot of jagged edges that hurt. But what if we could avoid troubles in the first place and understand what to do if they begin to appear. Reflect a minute about this and consider this passage from the book of Job.

Job 28:12-23
12 "But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?13 Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.14 The deep says, 'It isn't in me.' The sea says, 'It isn't with me.'15 It can't be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for its price.16 It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, With the precious onyx, or the sapphire .17 Gold and glass can't equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.18 No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal: Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.20 Whence then comes wisdom? Where is the place of understanding?21 Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the sky.22 Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'23 "God understands its way, And he knows its place. WEB

You can't buy wisdom and understanding. As the years roll by, age teaches you a few things, but genuine wisdom comes from God. People come up with all sorts of theories about life, but there ARE REAL ANSWERS; all you have to do is to open HIS BOOK and LEARN. Sound simplistic, perhaps; but show me another book with more wisdom in it and I will be glad to read it. In the meantime, God can do something men can't; fix the fragile glass-like lives of sinful men. How? Let me tell you about a good friend of mine who has helped me. Can you guess his name.... starts with a "J".