He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 ESV
Jesus died for the broken.
Those who were broken in ways beyond just what can seen:
- broken in spirit
- broken in the mind,
- broken in body.
But also for those who are:
- broken because of their sin.
I find the weight of my own sin can sometimes break me in ways i never expected.
Selfishness can lead to isolation and loneliness, and down the path to choosing more things which keep that spiral of me swirling down and out of control.
And i need to be reminded: Jesus came for the broken.
There is one more type of broken that Jesus covered with His brokenness:
- those who need taming
The strong willed ones (like moi) who need to be broken in order to submit.
We all are broken, or need to be broken depending on the circumstances.
- I tend to find other people’s sins towards me break me
- I need to be broken based on my own sins & bad choices
That is why Jesus died so painfully on the cross.
He chose to be broken so He can bring hope to the broken, no matter what has broken us.
He chose to rise again to show He can bring life to the dead, the places within us we think are beyond hope, beyond healing.
He chose to die so we could live.
Because it is He who brings us back to life.
To come with our brokenness and sin, and ask for His help.
The part He loves?
- To answer our cry.
- To touch us with His hands.
- To infuse us with his love.
- To rebirth life into our dry bones.
- To make us new in ways we could not imagine on the other side of our brokenness.
- To give wings to our hope.
Ready for new life?
It doesn’t matter if or how you are broken, the Master Carpenter is more than able to take our broken pieces and make us anew!
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18