Most of us are irritated by broken things…
- Check Engine Lights
- Stains in our clothing
- A glove that pops a string
- Blinds that do not fully close
- Books with missing pages
- Computers that do not connect to the internet
- A pulled thread in our favorite sweater
- A broken drum stick
- A snapped guitar string in the middle of a solo
- The squealer tab on the brake pads
On and on it goes… We try to fix them and make them perfect again, like new and usable in the original state.
Yet, amid the gospel message this very powerful thought is present…
2 Cor. 4:7-10 (NLT), “7We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 8We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”
Powerful thought that in the midst of our own personal “Check Engine Light” being on and bright, our pain, our brokenness, our own fragility in this life…
We share, we reflect, we our billboards for the power of our Lord and Savior – Jesus! His death gives us hope that He will rise again! There can be no resurrection – without a crucifixion!
So, in our brokenness, let us remember that greater is He in us, than he that is in the world!
Let’s go and live broken, so that He may transform the world thru us!