Friday, March 29, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Broken

Joining Five Minute Friday again this week. Today's word is broken.

"Broken, we're all broken. And we all need a Savior. We all need a Savior."

Those lines from a song started playing in my head when I read that the word for today was broken. I don't remember what song they're from or what the rest of the song says.

But they're true. We're all broken. And we all need a Savior. Because we can't do it on our own.

That's what today is all about. Remembering that our Savior was broken for us - in our place. So that He could replace our brokenness with His perfection.

But first we have to admit we're broken. I don't like doing that. I don't want others to know I'm broken. Really, I don't want to tell myself I'm broken.

But the honest truth is I am. I don't have it all together. I make mistakes and poor choices often. More often than I wish I did.

And then I spend time trying to gather all the broken pieces and put them back together again so no one will notice.

But when you gather the pieces of a jar that has been broken and put them back together, the brokenness still shows. You can see all the lines where it was broken and has now been put back together. And it can be a beautiful thing to look at that way.

That's what happens when we take out brokenness to our Savior. He puts those broken pieces back together into something more beautiful than before. The marks of our brokenness don't disappear. We can still see them. But they are beautifully put back together.

"Broken, we're all broken. And we all need a Savior. We all need a Savior."

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  1. I completely agree with you Tamara! It is so beautiful how the Lord comes along side of us and helps us to pick up the pieces! He restores us & makes us new!
    I am so thankful this weekend remembering all He has done for me! May you continue to cling to the truth that you are beautiful in God's eyes no matter what flaws your past may have. He loves you!
    Blessings this Easter Weekend!

  2. i immediately thought of a song when i saw the writing prompt was broken! stopping by from 5mf - may you rest in a blessed Easter weekend.

    1. Thanks for the comment. Happy Easter to you.