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Broken and Repaired

by on March 31, 2018

Broken and Repaired

Winter can be hard on infrastructure – especially water lines in cold climates.

Water bubbles to the surface. Obviously, there is a problem

“How will you fix the break? When will you shut off the water?”

“We will not turn it off. We do not want to interrupt the water supply to the community.”

Repair a large water main while under pressure? How do you do that? Skill and proper tools and extreme care are needed so as to not cause more damage and to not get hurt.

Backhoes, dump trucks, pumps, shovels, supervisors who know what must be done and how to do it, workers in wetsuits and rain suits down in the ditch with tools and repair kits specially designed to make while-in-service repairs.

How like life. Many repairs have to be made while we are-in-service. Repairs must be made on the job without major interruptions if they can be avoided. Age, abuse and trauma cause stresses and break downs. No matter. Repairs must be made. Healing can happen – while we are-in-service.

We need people who can see and reach out and heal and stand in the messy places of life. We need to yield ourselves to the healing of the Great Supervisor. Healers and healees must yield to the Great Healer who knows what must be done to bring healing to His children.

That is us. That is you. That is me. That is the body of Christ, the Church. His Holy Spirit keeps the water flowing while we stem the leaks and the breaks and the brokenness. He provides the springs of living water to replace the broken cisterns of our own making – the broken cisterns that cannot hold water – we renounce them and we long for the clear crystal of the water of life that only God can provide to quench our thirst for Him.

We are broken but we can be repaired. We can be repaired by the Master of Assemblies who knows how we are made and knows how to repair us while we are-in-service for Him. Repaired, we become repairers who offer the water of the Spirit of life to those around us.

Jesus is the One who can and will repair you. Will you open yourself to His brokenness? Will you see in Him that brokenness can be healed? Will you see in Him that He loves you in your brokenness and is ready to bring His healing into your hurting, broken heart.

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. I Peter 2:24.

By His stripes, we are healed. By his stripes, you can be healed. Life can be hard on our infrastructure. Pain and sadness take a toll on your life, but you can be healed. You can be healed while you-are-in-service. While you live here in the difficulties of this life, you can be healed.

Jesus did the hard part. He lived and died for you. By his pain and brokenness and death you can have life. Accept His healing. Accept His love. Accept His healing. Today.

 

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