Greetings Holy, Healthy and Happy People of God,
As I write this eNote to our faithful and devoted community of radical followers of Jesus Christ, I am thinking about the idea of BROKENNESS! In a culture where “getting fixed” is the mark of being a good Christian, David seems to offer us an alternate option. An option toward brokenness. David suggests that:
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18
If this is true, then the God we honor and serve is attracted to brokenness. A closer look at brokenness is the reality that our…
- brokenness reflects our true beauty in Christ!
- brokenness always gives us more understanding of ourselves!
- brokenness produces fruit for the world to see!
Seeds must be broken open and die. Once they die and are buried the transformation begins. Nothing of its former existence remains. It has died in the process of giving life. Gone are its identity, form, independence, value and beauty. All has been surrendered.
Admittedly, we resist this process. It is hard to give up our agendas, objectives, aspirations and interests. But that is what we must do. This Lenten season look for times to be broken.
If we desire to see what is the result of brokenness, our example is Jesus. His life was broken. Jesus tells us constantly that He came only to do the will of God who sent Him. We hear Jesus repeatedly say this. Even in the Garden when He is praying to God to take the cup of death from Him. Jesus says, but nevertheless, not my will but your will be done.
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom: “In our brokenness, look for God’s blessings!”
As always, remember, God’s will for us is good, we must do the rest!