My daughter said the sweetest thing when we were hanging up ornaments this year that stuck with me. There was a broken snowflake ornanament,it was missing 2 spokes.I told her that we didn’t need to put it on the tree since it was broken. This was her response
” I think it is perfect- broken and all- I love it just the way it is. It is… beautiful I want to use it.” Wow!
Made me think for sure.That’s how God sees us. How many times have we felt useless because we have failed morally or because we have a physical or mental disability. We think God can’t use us. Yet it is in our brokeness that we are made whole.
Listen as he speaks:
Through Christ you are made perfect! I love you and will heal your brokeness. You are the only one like you and I think you are beautiful.I want to use YOU for my Kingdom purpose.He wants to use YOU! Will you let him?
Psalm 50:15- NAS
And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
1 Peter 2:24 ESV
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
Ephesians 2:10 I am God’s workmanship.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.