Celebrating Brokenness

Today is a day of celebration and of remembrance. And this is what we celebrate…

Colossians 1:11-14
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

But we must start this storyline from the beginning. We must begin with brokenness

I am sure everyone of us has a story to tell of a time of brokenness. And at the time, there probably wasn’t much celebrating going on.
I personally have a lot of broken stories to tell. We would be here all day if you wanted to hear them all. But one thing I remember is the last broken story was a surrender cry to my Jesus.
I felt at that time Jesus could relate to me and that He could do something with me
I wanted and needed Him to mend/heal my brokenness and give me worth again.
Kintsukuroi – Japanese art repairing broken vessels and giving them more worth
There are two stories that come to mind concerning scars.
What Thomas the disciple’s experience with touching Jesus’s scars did to him.
The story of the lame man who Jesus told to stand up, pick up his mat and walk!
Our scar stories are our testimony – The saints were saved by the blood of the Lamb and their testimony
Ephesians 2:5–6
that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.
That same power that raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, gives us a heavenly identity! Because Holy Spirit lives in us we can have our identity in everything Jesus went through here on earth and now in the heavenlies
He was broken for our sake and can identify with our brokenness
He has scars which are His testimony of what He did for you and me
He is glorified in the heavenlies seated next to the Father… and so are we!
So yes! We can celebrate our brokenness today. Because it leads us to the Healer, who leaves us with scars to tell a story (testimony – to do it again), that leads all who receive in faith, into an eternal glory like we could never fully imagine!

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