Broken, what does this mean? We use this word to describe our imperfect life. We sheepishly say we are broken because our background is not ideal. But what if, we are broken not only because we grew up in a broken home or because our marriage is not successful? What if, we already are broken even before our dreams and ideals were shattered. What if, we already are broken even before the misfortune happened? What if, we are already broken even before our relationships were broken. What if, it is not all about what has happened in our lives but even before it happened we were already broken?
I would say, “Yes.” Even before we were born our nature is already broken with sin. And our lives will just continue downhill without someone to rescue us from the pit of brokenness. Did you notice that in the section with Necodimus it is where Jesus mentioned the beautiful plan of redemption, John 3: 16-17, because like Nicodemus people are blinded of their brokenness. And even before we know it the solution was given—Christ! The promise is all for us who are blind to our own sinful condition.
Only in Jesus is the hope of the New birth. Only in the giving of one and only son is the solution was given. Sin broke God’s law and only a perfect lamb is worthy of that position to be the payment of what sin broke. The Spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sin of this world. Isaiah 53:6 says, “All we like sheep have gone astray;we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
1 Peter 1:19-21 also says, “but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave Him glory so that your faith and hope are in God.
Jesus is the very reason why even you are broken you have the chance of not just fixing. We will be okay not because we are fixed or glued back but we are truly made new in Jesus.
In the hands of God we are not glued back to be whole again we are given the new being! God gave this promise to Ezekiel in Ezekiel 36:26,
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
Shattered by brokenness? Jesus says not, “Let me fix you and glue you together.” BUT RATHER, JESUS SAYS, “LET ME GIVE YOU A NEW HEART AND A NEW SPIRIT.”