From the Pastor

My mom loved all kinds of crafts, and she was good at them. I remember one phase she went through, making colorful mosaics of pheasants out of broken glass. Broken bottles provided pieces of transparent green, blue, brown, amber. She even let me, as a child, help her scout the alley behind our house for broken glass in the colors she needed. Then she would glue the broken pieces onto a pattern similar to “painting by numbers,” only more dazzling.

In a way, Jesus does the same thing with his church. True to Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” God in the flesh—breakable for our sakes—Jesus searches for the lost sheep, the broken life, the crushed spirit, the lonely heart. Then he binds them together in the pattern of his loving kingdom, “a holy temple in the Lord.” (Read Ephesians 2:14–22.) 

Give the broken pieces of your soul to Jesus, and let him bind you up and bind you together with his flock. Your brokenness in God’s hands fits into a dazzling mosaic of grace. Join our pile of broken pieces, and get the picture.

Yours in Christ,
Bro. Rick

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