The Healer of the Broken

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This morning as I sat at the table thinking of all the last-minute Christmas preparations and wondering where to begin, my daughter, Faith, who was lying on the floor in front of the Christmas tree looking at our old porcelain nativity set, said,

“Mom, this one is broken.”

She was referring to the donkey, whose ear had been broken… again. And I thought to myself, “How fitting that the Lord would remind me of why He came.”

Jesus said this about the Father. “He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted”           (Luke 4:18 NKJV).

I love our old nativity set from Walmart. We’ve had it for many years, and as I got down on the floor to assess the damage, I found myself reflecting on years past. You see the donkey is not the only one who has succumbed to brokenness. Like many of us, the Wiseman have had a really rough journey! One broke his hand one Christmas, and then his whole forearm the following year. Another one of the sojourners actually lost his head, but they’ve been made whole again with the help of some Tacky Glue.

Tacky glue might work fine at fixing broken porcelain, but let’s face it; it doesn’t work too well on human hearts. But I’ve got some good news to share with you! Jesus came to heal broken ones… you and me.

And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.]
(Colossians 1:16-17 AMP)

This Christmas, if you’re struggling, disappointed, crushed in spirit, depressed, unraveling at the seams, please know that Jesus longs to wrap you up in His everlasting arms and hold you together. He came to heal your broken heart.

May the presence of Immanuel, “God with us”, be very tangible to you today

…and every day.

 

Merry Christmas!

~ Jenny

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