When God created the heavens and the earth, He called everything, “very good.” But when humanity disobeyed God in the garden, sin separated us from God. Sin resulted in all kinds of brokenness: broken relationship with God, broken relationships between people and brokenness in the created world.
Creation was subjected to vanity and groaning because of humanity’s sin. We experience brokenness in everything from death to every kind of suffering, sickness, deformity, disability, oppression and natural disaster.
Jesus came full of grace and truth. He didn’t come to people who are whole but He showed compassion to broken people. The multitudes “marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking and the blind seeing” (Matthew 15:30-31).
The deepest brokenness in need of healing is the inclination of every individual heart toward deep-seated, sinful, self-centeredness. In Jesus, God is reconciling the world back to Himself. Individuals who acknowledge their brokenness and sin, and turn in repentance and faith to Jesus, will be saved. In Him we can begin to taste what it is to be made whole.
One day He will fully restore all of creation to wholeness making everything, and everyone, new! It will be a glorious day when our wholeness is made complete.
“I saw a new heaven and a new earth…Behold, the dwelling …of God is with men, …God himself shall be with them, …and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain….” Rev 21:1-4
When do you feel most broken? How do you experience increasing wholeness in Jesus?