Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Broken.
Much of this world is broken – unable to function as originally intended – that is my definition.
We only need to read the news headlines to know this to be true.
Relationally, financially, emotionally, ecologically, and spiritually, every front is experiencing being broken.
The world is damaged, injured, severed, shattered, fragmented, crushed, and defective. Suggestions abound but the reality may very well be that we truly do not know what to do or how to effectively make change.
But the word prompt reminds me this morning that it is not for me to know how. There is only One who will be able to bring salvation, redemption, and restoration to this broken world.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
(Revelation 21:1-5, NASB)
It is to this promise we cling,
for then we will no longer be broken.