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Sunday, December 3, 2017

I am so broken.

In my visits to Emerald City, I’ve been accepted by many men and women and ignored by some.  There is one woman, "Sally", who told me early on that I was annoying.  I chose to love her in the name of Jesus and respect all boundaries that she seemed to prefer.  She has slowly warmed up to me.  Today, she gave me a hug, looked at me and said: “Chris, I am so broken.”

“Tell me how to respond LORD.” I prayed.

“Sally, in Japan, when a valuable piece of china breaks, it is repaired by piecing the broken parts back together with gold.  The end result is that the piece of fine china is even more beautiful than it was before it broke.  You are that fine piece of china and God wants to put your broken parts back together with pure gold if you will let Him.”

She pondered.

Please Pray.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

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