A childhood rhyme talked about Humpty Dumpty and he has been long represented as a character to be fragile as an egg. I hadn’t thought about this character in years. Thinking about it today seemed both odd but enlightening. “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.” If we put ourselves into the shell of Humpty, the lesson begins to be revealed. We sit atop our own ideas and what we think will give us security in the walls we have built as a fortress for our lives. When adversity comes we fall from our lofty positions and find ourselves broken completely.
The telling line written for us children teaches us the most, “and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again”. Relying on ourselves or others to be our strength leads us into a position of false security. When the day of our brokenness arrives, there is none on this earth who can come to our aid. Only the name of Jesus can restore us.
Psalm 20:7 Some people trust the power of chariots or horses, but we trust you, LORD God.