Day 15

September 9th, 2014

 

Conté crayon assortment

“Broken Crayons Still Color.” Pastor Ron Walker shared this revelation and it hit home. I know I’m not alone in this realization because in one manner or another, all of us are broken. Our brokenness does not diminish our usefulness. As a matter of fact, I believe brokenness enhances our abilities. Who understands a broken heart better than someone who has suffered a broken heart? Who can empathize more than someone who has gone through what you’re going through? For that reason, it’s so important that we do not hide our deficiencies. We don’t have to blast or shout it out to the world, but if we see someone who is going through a situation that we understand because we’ve gone through the same thing, then we must try to help them. I like the analogy of the broken crayon. I remember coloring with my favorite crayon colors until those crayons were nubs. There was barely anything left of the crayon, but the color was just as bright as it was when the crayon was brand new. Today my joy is knowing that God specializes in broken things. My brokenness is attractive to God. He will embrace my brokenness and make be whole. And therein lies my joy. Thank You, Jesus!