"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." Luke 4:18
As many of you know my mother-in-law went to be with the Lord this past year. We have begun to clean out her home. Among her belongings we have found many figurines that have been glued back together. Evidently, these pieces had some sentimental value or held an important place in her life. For some reason she tried to save them instead of discard them. Perhaps it was a gift from a family member or friend and she cherished it. It looks like over the course of time she had tried to salvage many of them. We got amused at the number of repaired figurines we found-- it has almost become a joke for us-- but at the same time it has become a fond memory of our mother.
While looking at the repaired figurines we noticed that some were very evident that they had been glued back together and others were hard to detect-- you had to examine them very closely. As we were laughing about it, the Lord spoke to my heart that this is what He does with our lives when they are broken.
We are all precious and valuable to Him. There is not one of us that He wants to discard-- no matter how broken we are. It is His desire to "put us back together again". He specializes in restoring what is broken. When He "glues" us back together, He does it so completely that there is no evidence that we were once broken. He does such an amazing job that we look brand new.
Are you broken this morning? Are you heartbroken? Broken in any area of life? Are you broken in mind, spirit or body? Are you broken over loss? Broken because of grief? Broken because your life took a different direction than you thought it would? Have you been broken by other people, wrong choices or sin? There is hope for you. God loves you and does not want to throw you on the "trash pile". He wants to restore you. He wants to bind up your brokenness. He wants to repair you. He wants to make you better than new again-- and He knows how.
Have a great day. The Lord specializes in restoring what is broken, and makes it brand new.