A broken glass couldn't be used for its original purpose any longer because the water would't hold; Any liquid put inside would just spill out because of the break. We don't think of brokenness being the first step to fullness. The message of the cross is entirely different though. He willingly became broken to offer us restoration, and newness of life. We are shattered without Him,and when we accept His free gift of salvation through the work on the cross He makes us new. Now able to live victoriously and with a purpose we were created to fulfill. When we can begin to see ourselves the way He created us to be, there is a deeper meaning than we could ever experience outside of this relationship. Through His gift of complete brokenness, suffering, sacrifice, ransom & redemption, we are offered NEW! We start out broken, in every sense of the word- and are transformed. What an incredible gift!
What season are you living in right now? Maybe it is one of brokenness and you need to be reminded of His deep love. Maybe you are trying to piece the brokenness of life back together on your own, and instead you need to bring all that mess, all that brokenness, your shattered edges, sharp shards of glass and burdens you are trying to shoulder on your own to the foot of the cross. He takes brokenness and makes it new. He takes our messiness, our ugliness and our sin and washes it clean! He takes our lives and breathes in the breath of life.
Maybe you just need that reminder- and to allow that joy to sink deep into your weary soul.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:1
My prayer is that we can all live life in the fullness of life that He offers!