We Seek After
These Things
Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Broken things . . .

I love this!

Isn't it beautiful?

Broken clouds give rain.

Broken soil grows grain.

Broken bread feeds man for one more day.

Broken storms yield light.

Break of day heals night.

Broken pride turns blindness into sight.

Broken souls that need His mending.

Broken hearts for offering.

Could it be that God loves broken things?”

--Kenneth Cope

"Thou shalt offer a sacrifice unto they Lord thy God
in righteousness, even that of a broken heart
and a contrite spirit."
- DC 59:8


Sue said...

Love the photo at the top! It's gorgeous.

Nice lyrics by Kenneth Cope, too. And I think he's right. God does love broken things...which is a good thing for me.

Beautiful post, Kristin.


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Lisa said...

It truly *is* beautiful. Thank you for this -- it came at just the right time as yesterday brought with it some familial brokenness and a heavy heart. Your post helps some of it make more sense. Thank you!

The Wrights said...

Thank you so much for this post! Beautiful. I am reading the book, The Continuous Atonement, and a quote from that book came to mind as I read what you wrote and looked at the amazing photos, "He came to save His people in their imperfections. He is the Lord of the living, and the living make mistakes. He's not embarrassed by us, angry at us, or shocked. He wants us in our brokenness, in our unhappiness, in our guilt and our grief. (Brad Wilcox actually quoting Chieko Okazaki)

Andrea said...

I love that song! It always makes me feel a little better about myself.

Elaine said...

That was a gorgeous poem!! I think He loves imperfect things! Like myself... lol


Amy said...

I have never thought about it before,, but I guess you are right, God does love broken things! Which is a very very good thing in my case. That was simply beautiful, and what my heart wanted to hear today. Thank you.

P.S. you just gave me my next scripture search/study. Thank you!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I love that song. It is so beautiful and causes you to stop and think.

So what is your new church calling?

I didn't want to pressure you into blogging, but I always enjoy your posts and did want you to know you have been missed.

Melanie said...

I love this post..and it is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That's one of the few "popular"-type church songs that I'm actually familiar with . . . and I love it! Thanks for sharing it. I hope it stays in my head all day.

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the first one but the others are wonderful, too. Love the idea of broken things, too - when we "break" as people, I think we become better, too. :)

Victoria said...

I love it, Kristin. I have been giving extra thought and effort to repentance and forgiveness, lately, and it is just that beautiful.

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