Friday, October 30, 2009

Earth's broken things

"This man welcomes sinners--and eats with them!" Luke 15:2

"I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you!" Matthew 21:31

Christ is building His kingdom with earth's broken things.

Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken--in building their kingdoms. But God is the God of the broken, the unsuccessful, of those who have failed. Heaven is filling with earth's broken lives, and there is no 'bruised reed' which Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty. He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow--and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise. He can lift earth's saddest failure--up to heaven's glory!

J.R. Miller

9 comments:

Steve Martin said...

We ought never forget that we are exactly that...real sinners, in need of a Savior.

Just just once, way back when, but everyday we are in a battle, and everyday we are not up to it ourselves.

We need a Savior.

Steve Martin said...

That was supposed to read "NOT just once, way back when"...

Dorci said...

Praise God for that. If it weren't for Him, I'd be nothing at all. The world has made sure of that almost from the time I was born to this point. I know what Paul was talking about in 2 Cor. 12:10.

Ike said...

And the Lord can knock down the heart door of ExPatMatt and raise him to life!!

Dorci said...

Correction: God has made sure of that...

ExPatMatt said...

"It's aliiiive! It's aliiiiiive!".

Now I must feast on braainzz...





Sorry about that.

What, exactly, is God going to do to my 'heart door'?


Cheers,

Joe A. said...

It's just some of that spiritual language Christians use, Matteus.

ExPatMatt said...

"Now I must feast on braainzz...".

And that's heathen language that us atheists use, Joesephus.

;)

Wayne Dawg said...

Sorry for not posting something new folks.

I have been on the go big time this weekend and have not had time to post on 'this' blog.