The Value of Brokenness
The disciples could not comprehend Jesus’ words at His Last Supper with them. For three years He had taught them, fed them, and lived with them, preparing them for such a time as this. When Jesus’ fingers broke the bread and passed it out to his chosen twelve, He was telling yet another story—a true one about to unfold before their eyes.
Little did they know what that “brokenness” would mean in their own future. Each one in his own way would be broken through death or persecution. But each one, except Judas, would be made whole because of Jesus’ own willingness to be broken on the cross in His sacrificial death.
At Easter, in communion, and all year long, we remember not only our Lord’s dear sacrifice through His blood and broken body; we celebrate our wholeness as well. For those who understand the principle of brokenness have already been made whole.
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”Luke 22:19 NIV
What does “brokenness” mean to you? What does it mean to be “whole?”