Broken but Fixable
Recently, I attended the Ft. Worth branch for feet washing. The subject of the day's sermon was how Jesus is the only one who can put us back together when we're broken.
Am I broken? And if so, why?
Well, yes, I'm broken, just like we all are. We're broken because Adam and Eve partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It's somewhat ironic that just days before my visit I was thinking of that very subject and our creation. I was walking through the process of why God created us the way He did.
Why would God make a broken creature? That would be contrary to who He is. Everything He does is perfect and good. So how can broken human beings be considered good?
When man and woman were first created, they were perfect, and they had no sin. At the same time, though, they couldn't feel good, either, and God knew that. The Book of Mormon tells us that the only way to know good is to know evil. There are always two sides, and if one is not known, neither is the other.
God gave humans free will to start with, and when they sinned, the plan of redemption was put into motion. Through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, my sins are forgiven and my brokenness is made whole. When I fall short of following Christ's commandments, even after being baptized, His forgiveness puts me back together again.
On the gospel music station on the way to Ft. Worth that Sunday morning, one performer made a statement that went something like this..."If the most important thing to man was money, God would have sent an economist. If the most important thing to man was information, God would have sent a teacher. But the most important thing to man was forgiveness, so He sent a savior."
I was a broken human being made whole by grace through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. When I fall and break again, He'll fix me as often as needed, and He'll do the same for you.
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