Broken. Have you ever really pondered the meaning of this word? In my world, it pretty much meant “useless” or “not fit for service.” Webster’s definition is as follows: “damaged or altered by breaking; violated by transgression; not working properly; weak or crushed”. Now, consider putting “broken” with the word “beautiful” (i.e.; lovely, brilliant, excellent quality). Broken Beautiful!
We’re all broken, right? But this is what God has to say about us: “Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with Himself. Who then will condemn us? Will Christ Jesus? No, for He is the one who died for us and was raised to life for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us.” Romans 8:33-34
So, yes, we are broken, but in God’s sight, and because of His love for us all, we are broken beautiful people! Rejoice my broken beautiful ones! Rejoice!
A broken heart I brought you, it barely beat at all.
It dared believe you loved me, it felt so very small.
It quivered in your presence, for how could you love me.
A tiny, little sinner, so very far from free.
You slowly started touching, each wounded broken part.
You whispered words of comfort, words of love into this heart.
It slowly started beating, to your heart in perfect time.
It slowly started crying, for you gave your life for mine.
The memories that broke it, have slowly washed away.
For your flowing acts of kindness, for your goodness every day,
Have filled this heart with laughter, it beats with joy again.
Broken yet so beautiful,
Washed, loved, cleansed!
Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (The One Who Sees/The One Who Will Provide)