Friday, March 29, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Broken

She thought she had all the facts.  (She didn't.)
Based on incomplete information, she jumped to several incorrect conclusions.

There she stood, in the dark, at the end of my driveway....a total stranger screaming hurtful words--words that were unprovoked, unmerited, and untrue.

And there I stood by the front door, my children at my side...
Confused. Shattered. Broken.

Her words, bitter and sharp, slashed a groove across my heart and mind, like the stylus of a record player across an old vinyl record.  The memory of that scene replays in my mind like a broken record, stuck and skipping.  In my flesh, the pain and sadness mingles with rage at the injustice of what happened and the emotional scar it left behind.

Today is Good Friday.  As I contemplate what Christ did for me, I am reminded that He is my personal savior.  Isaiah described Him as a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.  He understands what it is like to have venomous and untrue insults hurled at Him.  Rather than rage at the injustice though, He responded with

Silence (Isaiah 53:7)
Love (Romans 5:8)

Oh to be more like Him...
my Father.
my Savior.



  1. Thanks for your thoughts! I am so grateful for a Savior who can heal my own brokenness with his love.

  2. Beautiful post Julie! Thankfully, He has made us whole!

  3. Amen.
    Sounds like the experience was a painful one. Reminds me of an encounter of someone I know. Me? Others? Yes.
    Amen. To His healing power. Amen!

    Thank you, Jenn

  4. Silence and love...Oh Julie, I'm so so sorry. May you feel a release as you cast your cares on Him, and as you go to Him with thanksgiving and receive His peace that passes all understanding.(Phil 4:6-8) You are loved!

  5. I attended the most wonderful Good Friday Service yesterday. It wasn't even a service really. It was more like "stations" where you were reminded of the pain and suffering. It was a very sensory reminder of what Jesus did for us. I have never been to such a heart wrenching event about Jesus pain. One couldn't leave untouched in some way. The final stations were all about the marvalous ressurection! God Bless you the Easter Season.