Broken

There is a song that recently came out that hits me so deeply.

What do you think about when you look at me
I know we’re not the fairy tale you dreamed we’d be
You wore the veil, you walked the aisle, you took my hand
And we dove into a mystery

How I wish we could go back to simpler times
Before all our scars and all our secrets were in the light
Now on this hallowed ground, we’ve drawn the battle lines
Will we make it through the night?

It’s going to take much more than promises this time
Only God can change our minds

Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we’ll last forever is broken together

How it must have been so lonely by my side
We were building kingdoms and chasing dreams and left love behind
I’m praying God will help our broken hearts align
And we won’t give up the fight

It’s going to take much more than promises this time
Only God can change our minds

Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we’ll last forever is broken together

Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we’ll last forever is broken together

(Songwriters HALL, JOHN MARK / HERMS, BERNIE  Published by Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group)

I don’t know about you, but that song haunts me. It really does. Obviously, it’s a song about marriage but can we just be real? We are all broken. Romans 3 tells us “all have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one” and later in verse 23, “ALL have sinned and come short…” (emphasis, mine). Without Jesus love, grace and blood, we are all useless and worthless and impossible to live with. Can we just be honest and face that we are all seriously broken?

I know I need to be reminded of that. How many times have I wanted to get self-righteous and look down on someone in their brokenness?   How many times have I harbored resentment and unforgiveness for another broken person pushing on my brokenness? I know I’ve been hurt more by the people who were supposed to be on my side than those who hated me, anyone?  But when we come together and look at ourselves as we really are before a Holy and Righteous God, the truth is, none of us is good.  “Not even one…”  Not one of us can hold others in contempt or look down on another when we are just as broken as they are!  Can we face that?  Can we really let that sink in?  I pray we will not let pride deceive us!

Body of Christ – family, can we just be broken together? If you bring your shattered dream and I bring mine…can healing be spoken? Together?

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