Broken things are all about. Broken toys, broken appliances, broken cars, broken promises, broken relationships, broken families & broken nations. From micro to macro there are broken things. We live in a broken world that is groaning for healing and wholeness. Into all this brokenness comes the One who made all things very good. He observes the fractures and He knows what it means to be broken. In fact, He was broken for us. Yet, there is an interesting phrase in our study for April 18. Jesus says "in passing", "the Scripture cannot be broken." (John 10:35) What a glorious promise! Among all the broken things we have this guarantee that the Word of God cannot be broken. His promises are a sure foundation yesterday, today and forever! What sure promise are you holding onto this day?
In the story of the post-resurrection events, there is one portion that I don't care for. I probably shouldn't admit this in a public place like this especially since it is the Bible and the Lord's actions I am referring to! But I am committed to being true to our Blog sub-title "Celebrations and Struggles in our Life with God." So, I struggle with the week of silence between the expressed doubt of Thomas and the next appearance of Jesus. If you read John 20:26 you'll see that 8 days pass! What was going on then? Where was Jesus? What was Thomas doing? Arrrggghhh. Why did Jesus wait so long to manifest Himself to this seeker of truth? I know it reveals my weakness with waiting and my struggle with Sovereign timing. I wonder what He will ask me to wait for...and how long I'll have to wait...and what is the point?