Daily Archives: October 14, 2013

But Lord, It’s Broken

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We long for the whole, the perfect, the complete,

but it is the broken that God uses most for His glory.

The broken heart

the broken strength of Jacob that God clothed with  His spiritual power at Peniel

the broken rock at Horeb

struck by the rod of Moses

out of which flowed the cool waters for thirsty people.

Brokenness becoming the path for service and meeting the needs of others.

Those 300 soldiers under Gideon breaking their pitchers

allowing the light to shine through to the consternation of the enemy.

Victory God’s Way.

Yes, if it was up to us we’d plan eighty years of health and prosperity

Rosy cheeked children

safety and security

But God uses brokenness  and broken people to serve His Purposes.

The widow breaking the seal of the tiny pot and pouring out the oil

that God multiplied and used to pay all her debts.

Broken and poured out.

Jesus breaking the bread to feed the five thousand

and Mary breaking the alabaster box filling the house with the sweet aroma of perfume.

Filling houses – filling tummies-satisfying lives

It is in the breaking that needs are met.

My heart wanders back to Calvary where His body is broken so that you and I might live.

God looks for brokenness to use for His Glory

Freeing us from self reliance and wooing us to dependence on the One Who loves us.

Our world struggling with so much brokenness and pain

Cries of loss and hurt on every side

are we truly broken by the needs of others?

Am I?

“May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in,” Mother Theresa said.

Give us eyes, O Lord, to see what You see

and open ears that hear what You hear.

Give us hearts, O Lord, to feel what You feel and to love beyond what is comfortable and safe.

Yes, give us a Love that moves out into the ocean of pain and is broken

so that others may discover wholeness.

Will you join me today?