“The very thing we are afraid of, our brokenness, is the door to our Father’s heart.” Ann Voskamp starts her new book, The Broken Way, quoting these words by Paul Miller. Who cannot relate to their sentiment? I, for sure, like it when others know me for my abilities, strengths, and creativity, or at least for my willingness to serve, but there is stress in being known for one’s strengths because our human assets are not only limited, they are none existing. Whether we grit our teeth and clamber up onto a pedestal or allow others to place us up there, we do not belong on the throne of adoration, for each ability is a gift and all glory goes to the Giver.
The mirror bears no credit, nor carries any stress for the reflection it reflects. The shards of our brokenness will do just fine for reflecting God’s goodness, grace, and wellness. All brilliance comes from God and we have the joy-filled opportunity to manifest Divine Brightness into the darkest corners of our world’s brokenness.
Vandelia Church your brokenness is apparent; may God be glorified mightily through you today.