Broken Things

God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.” ~ Vance Havner

By definition we enter
the rooms of Recovery
as broken people…
powerless over food
with lives that had
become unmanageable.
Like Peter the evening
ofJudas’ betrayal,
The turbulent emotions
behind the denial
and later repentance
have been the subject
of major works of art
for centuries. But
before the Sadducees
only days later
fear played no part…
when the apostles
were teaching the people,
proclaiming in Jesus
the resurrection of the dead.
 They seized Peter and John
and, because it was evening,
they put them in jail
until the next day.
And many who heard
the message believed;
Peter and John a said:
“We ought to obey God
rather than men.”
so the number
of men who believed
grew to about five thousand.
Rejoice when your brokenness
becomes a vessel of release
for you or someone else!