In one way or another, we are all broken. And because we live in a throw-away society, we tend to right others off- or even write ourselves off – when the cracks start appearing.
It’s become too easy to throw away that appliance when it doesn’t work anymore. It’s much easier buying a new one. The problem is that you can’t get a new you when you are feeling broken. That’s when we often feel useless and defeated. But here’s the thing…
You are never useless and you are never defeated!
In fact, it’s our brokenness that brings us to a place of humility and a place of opportunity. Those cracks and scars are what make us strong and build resilience in us. I thank God every day for the scars on Jesus. Because of His broken body, I have been made whole and there is nothing in life that can ever break me to the extent where I cannot be fixed. A dream of mine might be broken, but my future is very secure in His hands. People might break my heart, but Jesus never will.
A traditional Japanese way of fixing broken porcelain, is to repair it with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history. This adds to its beauty. Jesus fixes our flaws with gold and makes something beautiful from something broken. I had the most messed up life imaginable, believing that I was so broken that nothing could fix me. Jesus proved me wrong.
You are priceless. God is waiting to turn your ashes in beauty. Let Him do and you’ll never need to look back again.
Have an awesome day!