Broken and Healed

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” (Ps 51:17)
Creative people love broken things. In the hands of an artist, broken pottery becomes a mosaic floor and shards of glass can be pieced together to make a stained glass window. A creative mind sees beauty in the broken – a new creation waiting to happen.
There is none more creative than our God. The One who imagined all the beauty of the flora and named every star in the heavens can envision and create like no other potter. He loves broken things and broken people. He loves them because He can make them new and transform our shattered lives into beautiful stories of new creation and shining joy. All of these, He can and will do through His Son.
But we must be both broken and contrite. Contrition is to accept that we are broken and that we are responsible for causing it. It is the humility to acknowledge our cracked and torn lives and that He made us whole and that after abusing the gift, we need to be made whole again. He cannot mend what is pretending to still be healthy.
God loves broken people. He loves to renew and rebuild, and He sent His Son to prove it.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Cor 5:17)
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