“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another ‘Know the Lord’, because they will know me from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Jeremiah 31:33-34

The Broken Door

If you have entered our north entrance at church lately you may have noticed something is not quite right. One of the glass doors is shattered. I don’t call attention to it to make a big deal. I call attention to it to show God, yes, show God. 

If you were at church two weeks ago the door was not broken. It was perfect. 

But then something happened. A rogue rock hit it and it shattered. And as you can see now, it is no longer perfect. 

Upon seeing this, our office administrator called the repair person and we are waiting for them to come and restore the door to its original state. 

In the meantime as I have come into work at the office I have noticed that even in its brokenness’s the door is kind of beautiful. It is especially beautiful when the sun hits it just right, creating a mosaic of light. 

That’s like us. 

God created us perfect in the beginning. You can read that account in Genesis 1. But only two chapters later sin enters our world. And sin shatters God’s perfect creation. 

Since the fall sin has again and again reared its ugly head and we as a result are a broken people living in a broken creation. 

But like that door the broken state is only temporary. We await the day when God will make all things new and restore us and creation to its perfect state. 

However, in the meantime we remain broken. Sin finds a way to wiggle into our lives. But that doesn’t stop God. He uses us amidst our brokenness. You can read story after story in the Bible of God using his broken people to bring salvation, and he continues to do so with us. 

When the Son shines through us he creates a beautiful mosaic bringing his Kingdom right here and now. 

Thank God today for his amazing grace, and that he uses you broken and sinful though you may be to advance his kingdom.