During one of the two snow days we had this week, I heard a powerful sermon by Bishop Dale C. Bronner of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Atlanta, GA. In this sermon he told a story of a broken crayon. I realized that everyone has a story of a broken crayon. Let me explain…
You know what it is like to have a crayon, to color with that crayon, only to have it snap in your hand. Or the crayon box where you pull out the cool blue, or red, or green, only to find that it is barely large enough to fit in your hand. Our mind goes straight to the thought, “This picture is ruined–– because of this broken crayon.”
Wait a minute! The last time I checked, a broken crayon still colors, doesn’t it? Yes it does! Little kids don’t like broken crayons. Big kids don’t like broken crayons…but they still color!
We all know what crayons are, even if some of us don’t own them anymore. Yet this simple truth works for more than just crayons!
Broken dreams are still able to be realized. Broken people still need relationships and can give relationships. Broken hearts still need love, and can still give love!
Just because it is broken, doesn’t mean that it holds no value! God loves to use the broken! He loves to put the pieces back together again. We know this because of what Jesus shows us…
1 Corinthians 11:24 (KJV), “24 And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.’”
Jesus, body broken, all for us! God used the broken pieces of His Son’s life and death to put us back together!
You see, the next time you sit down to color, grab the broken crayon, look at the picture, put the crayon on the paper, and watch it come to life again!
Broken Crayons Still Color!