I was walking on the outskirts of Antigua one day when I noticed this break from the normal barbed wire. By nature, this glass is a means of protection. It keeps bad people out and keeps good people safe. It’s a barrier.

But it’s beautiful.

The light plays off the jagged edges and creates a beautiful display along the edge of this wall.

This picture leads me down two roads. First, there is beauty in boundaries. This is a hard lesson, and one I continue to learn. But, done well, boundaries can appear more like this glass than like the harsh barbed wire substitute. It’s ok to know where one place (person) stops and another begins.

Second, I can’t help but think about what was once broken and useless now serves a great purpose. Isn’t that the Gospel?


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