Broken pieces encompass the frailty of humanity. It's a truth we all know. From my daughter's five-year-old perspective though, it seems a bit harder to understand. She sees brokenness on the street corners, embodied by people holding signs. Illness overtakes a family, and she watches as my husband and I fervently pray for healing. She asks us questions, neither of us have easy answers to, like, “Why would anybody steal from us?” or “Why doesn't that kid have a Daddy?” Her questions hold the weight of a harsh reality.
But just as we share the unfortunate truth of humanity, we also share about the glorious truth of life in Christ.
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
Isaiah 9:2, NIV
Broken pieces encompass the frailty of humanity, but a light has dawned. Jesus Christ came. He was the fulfillment of a promise long ago. He is the hope of humanity.
As we begin to celebrate Christmas in our homes, let us not forget to share this glorious truth with our children. And let us not forget the magnitude of the message of Isaiah 9:2. A light has dawned. Although we wrestle through the harsh realities of life, we have hope. Our hope is in the very person of Jesus Christ. There is no brokenness too shattered for him to heal.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Praise be to God our Lord Jesus Christ has come! May our hearts remain in awe of the coming of our Savior!
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