For God in all his fullness
was pleased to live in Christ,
and through him God reconciled
everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
Colossians 1: 19-20 (NLT)
I love the blues. I love the blues because the blues tend to say it like it is without holding back. The blues speak truth. One of my all time favorite blues numbers was penned by Bob Dylan. It’s called Everything is Broken. The song is a reminder of the broken state our world and our lives are in. We live in brokenness.
For anyone who’s journeyed far in this world and tried to repair your own brokenness or the brokenness that’s around you, you know how impossible it is. Just when you think you’ve got it all together it all falls apart again. You pick up a few shattered pieces of your life and a few more pieces fall to the ground. No matter how hard you try you can never seem to get control. It slips through your fingers and other broken lives wreak havoc on your own.
One of the things I’ve love about Jesus is that He came to reconcile; to take what was broken and fractured and to make it whole. He came to patch up the broken relationship between us and God. He came to meet us in our brokenness, to love us in the midst of our out of control lives, and to offer healing and restoration we could never find or achieve on our own.
All we have to do is open up our hearts and receive what He’s offering.