Monday, March 24, 2014

With Christ, Brokenness Brings Beauty

God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.                                                                               - Vance Havner

Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken, in building their kingdoms; but God is the God of the unsuccessful, of those who have failed. 

Christ is building His kingdom with earth's broken things.


Heaven is filling with earth's broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty.  He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise.  He can lift earth's saddest failure up to heaven's glory.

"Follow me, and I will make you" . . .
Make you speak my words with power,
Make you channels of My mercy,
Make you helpful every hour.

"Follow Me, and I will make you" . . .
Make you what you cannot be --
Make you loveing, trustful, godly,
Make you even like to Me.            - Selected from March 15, Streams In The Desert, by Mrs. Charles Cowman.

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