Broken pieces

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

Acts 27:44, “And the rest, some on boards and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.”

This scripture speaks of a voyage that was taken that ended up in shipwreck where every passenger, all 276 of them, safely made it to shore on broken pieces, we think of things that are useless or of no value, but brokenness is important. For a house to be built, a tree must be broken; for a foundation to be laid, stone and ground must be broken. God used broken fellowship with man to show forth his grace; the broken law or Ten Commandments to show forth His salvation. Samson used a broken jawbone of an ass to slay 1,000 Philistines. Jesus gave His body to be broken that we might be set free from our sin.

God did not send His Son to call the righteous, because none could be found. But He came that He might seek and save them that are lost. Is there a person anywhere who can stand up and say they never sinned or experienced failure and brokenness in their life? 2 Corinthians 12:10b, “For when I am weak, then am I strong.” God uses broken things. He also uses the broken pieces of our lives to put us back together, to use for His glory.

We can make it safely on broken pieces!

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By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer