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"... this is My body which is broken for you ..."
~ 1 Corinthians 11:24 (NKJV)
Perhaps, when we are broken, and think it not possible to endure our pain, we forget the utter brokenness of our precious Jesus.
His majesty was broken down when He stepped into flesh and became a Man.
His reputation was broken when His mother became pregnant out of wedlock and He was reckoned a bastard.
His ties to home were broken when He became homeless for the sake of the hopeless.
His heart was broken when His people rejected His message.
His will was broken at Gethsemane when He laid it down before the Father's will.
His flesh was broken with unconscionable abuse that we might be healed.
He was broken by death that we might have life.
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
~ Romans 6:4 (NKJV)
Perhaps, after we've been broken and have died to what we thought necessary, we will remember that death must precede resurrection and newness of life.
The LORD builds up ...
He gathers together ...
He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
~ Psalms 147:2-3 (NKJV)
Our Father, You are the Potter, we are the clay. Have Your way with us. Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us. Break us as pleases You. Let us fall into Your hand, for Your mercies are great.
"We are to be broken bread and poured-out wine for the lifting up of [others]."
~ Oswald Chambers
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