Broken For You



Have you ever thought that God could not relate with our brokenness? Yet in the communion we have a visual reminder of our Lord Jesus Christ identifying with our brokenness. 
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-24, ESV. Emphasis added.)
The Lord’s body was broken for you and me so that broken people like us could be made whole again.

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Broken things and broken people are the result of sin. Yet God sent his Son, who was without sin, to be broken so that we might be healed. … His death has made it possible for broken, sinful humanity to be reconciled to God and be healed. Without the broken body of Jesus, we could not be made whole. [1]
According to 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” (NLT) Jesus took the punishment for our sins on the cross. When we put our faith in Him, we moved on from our sinfulness to receive His righteousness. 
But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received. (Isaiah 53:5, Good News Translation. Emphasis added.)

And there’s more. He restored us so we could be of good use to Him.
To us, broken things are despised as worthless, but God can take what has been broken and remake it into something better, something that He can use for His glory. [2]
What was broken is now His work of art. Ephesians 2:10 tells us, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (NLT. Emphasis added.) We are not saved by works (vv. 8-9). But, after we got saved, we are to do good works because we are “created in Christ Jesus for good works” (ESV). 

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“Broken” Step

Read Isaiah 53. Reflect on what our Lord Jesus had to go through to restore us. Let us thank our Lord Jesus for identifying with us in our brokenness and for making us whole again.

[1] “What does the Bible say about brokenness?” Got Questions? retrieved from http://www.gotquestions.org/. Emphasis added.

[2] Ibid.


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