It started on Father’s Day. On that very warm day we had some family over to the house. I turned the air conditioner up just a notch. By the end of the day I noticed the inside air starting to feel like the air outside. After a little investigation, the furnace was still moving air but not cool air. The AC stopped working. A few days later as we awaiting that repair I heard a very loud bang ringing out from the kitchen. When I came downstairs I opened the oven door to reveal a soft glow that I had never seen before. After a little investigation, we discovered that the heating element had expired.
The oven stopped working. A few days later I received a text message: “Washing machine makes terrible noise” I discovered the washer stopped working. Now you might be thinking, “Pastor, are you afraid to use the microwave?” That would be a “yes.”
Earthly stuff does break. But as long as it is household objects and not people that are breaking, it’s not a huge deal. Appliances can be repaired or replaced. But we are broken people, all of us. Broken by hurts we have endured, broken by our own mistakes, broken by others words, broken by faulty expectations of earthly life, broken by illness, broken by sin. Yet Jesus heals brokenness. Remember when Jesus was in Capernaum? “The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases.” (Mark 1:33-34) Jesus healed the broken and busted bodies of the people there. People were always amazed. Jesus heals not only the body, but also the soul. He heals our outsides and insides. Take a second to consider areas of your life that have been hurt or even broken and consider how Jesus has and does heal. Rejoice in his “repair work” and the ultimate fix- forgiveness, the promise of eternal life and new glorified body.