Brokenness. Hurts even to read that word doesn’t it? It’s definitely not a subject that causes an abundance of joy that’s for sure, but is this really accurate? What if I told you that your brokenness could be your greatest blessing? Would you tune me out or be intrigued by the thought. I guess you’ll decide that if you continue reading.
I’ve become a bit of a self-proclaimed expert on repairing my iPhone. From the iPhone 3, to my iPhone 4, and now my iPhone 5, I’ve encountered a string of broken parts. Everything from cracked screens, to more recently, my battery and one of the cameras.
Now you might be asking why I continue to fix them myself. (You might also be asking why I’m so hard on my phones – that’s another story) Why wouldn’t I just let someone else do that, or better yet, go get a new one? I guess it’s because I hate to pay good money for something I can do myself, and having to repair them has taught me quite a bit about what’s inside the iPhone.
The take-away? There is still value in broken things. Brokenness isn’t always a bad thing. I’ve compiled 5 reasons your brokenness might be your greatest blessing. We’ll discuss each over the next five blog posts.
#1 BROKENNESS IS VALUABLE TO GOD!
All of Humanity is Broken!
Considering that all of humanity is essentially broken because of sin, the entire plan of salvation is about brokenness. We live in a broken world. People need redeeming. (Great song about this by the Talleys – Broken World – click here)
Jesus Died for Broken Things!
Luke 4:18 (KJV 1900)
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Payment Reflects Value
What value God must see even in fallen humanity for Him to give His only Son! God The Father gave the most precious thing He had to give – His Son! Brokenness is valuable to God!
After visiting America, a Chinese Missionary was asked what impressed him most about the US. His response is a reflection of our culture. “The size of their garbage cans.” Out of all the marvelous wonders of this great land he noticed the size of the garbage cans.
We do throw away a great deal! Rather than repair or restore we discard. Thank goodness Jesus doesn’t!
Have you felt “broken” lately? Why? Is it your past? Your choices? Your fears? THESE COULD BE YOUR GREATEST ASSET! Leave me your thoughts and share with someone you believe might need this!
And stay tuned for Parts 2-5
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