Broken To Be Made Whole

Ref. Jeremiah 18:1-6

The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that was made of clay was marred (ruined) in the hand of the potter; so, he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!”


This a picture of God’s sovereignty over Israel, as well as for us NT believers especially those serving in ministry. Created by God in His image mankind has been marred by sin, and our own self – righteous efforts of fig leaves to cover our sin would never be enough to please a Holy and Righteous God. The beauty of holiness can only come to us through the imputed righteousness of God. Through our broken lives can God begin to reshape us and from the beauty of brokenness in veiled guilt and shame by His grace are we restored to God. The life of Jesus is our example of what it cost for us to be redeemed. In ways far beyond our comprehension, deeper than our human minds can descend to, Jesus would come into our broken and painful lives by becoming one of us human creations yet, without the marring of sin. Jesus could embrace unreservedly God’s purpose of brokenness because He understood the deep works of God that was from the beginning of time. God uses brokenness in the life of His children to unearth the beauty concealed in earthen vessels.

God uses broken things. It takes soil broken up and turned over to produce a crop. Broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to make bread, and broken bread to feed people. and through the example of the alabaster box that was broken to give forth a fragrant aroma; God uses a broken and contrite heart to restore us to a right relationship with Him. God sees no greater path for your life than one that has been burrowed out of brokenness; it is one of heaven’s great mysteries of beauty that can never be fully realized nor understood on earth. The Bible is filled with examples of God using the lives of His broken people to make others whole. Life comes out of death for the Christian, and wholeness is wrought through the avenue of brokenness. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, the the excellence of the power may be of God and not of ourselves (2 Cor. 4:7). We must understand that we are like clay in the hands of the Master Potter, and our brokenness when it is remade by the grace and mercy of our Creator God, will bring glory to God in our ministry calling proving His love through us to a lost and dying world. What is God breaking in your life? Brokenness is a gift God gives to us.

Lord bless you my beloved friend!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981