Recently, we acquired some items including a few decorative dishes.
At first, I didn’t notice that one of the plates had been broken and repaired.
Obviously, the repair hadn’t been the best, as it easily came apart along the original break when knocked over a few days later.
As I looked at this plate, waiting for me to find time to repair it, my heart was reminded of a truth.
Our lives are broken by sin.
How often do we try to repair them with something that will never work?
It may seem to.
Like the plate, the broken place might not be noticed.
But the stress of circumstances will reveal the fracture.
There’s only one glue for our lives.
There’s only one place we can go to be perfectly repaired.
He said so Himself:
Luke 4:18 NKJV — “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;”
The Lord is in the business of healing and restoration.
That why Jesus came, to restore His creation, mankind, to a right relationship with Him.
Truly, we can see the brokenhearted and the tragic results of sin all around us, but we have hope and a Healer.
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.
Psalms 147:3 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/psa.147.3.NKJV
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalms 23:3 NKJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for all Your wonderous works. Lord, thank You for this wonderful reminder of Your great love and Your ways. Lord, if there is any place in me which I have allowed sin, please show me that I might repent and be healed. Lord, I know we will continue to see and experience the effects of sin until You return and put all things right. Until that time, please let Your truth be known. Let Your salvation heal and restore. Lord, please, let the brokenhearted seek You and find wholeness. Thank You, Lord. Amen.