Here in this season of Lent, we are so aware of brokenness in our world, in society, in our relationships, in our selves. And that's the amazing thing about God's presence in the world. God transforms the brokenness that we all have ... even Christ's brokenness on the cross.
God, the Great Transformer, the Great Healer, weaves us back together so that the place of our wound, the place of our brokenness becomes the place of our greatest strength.
Beth A. Richardson is Director of Prayer and Worship at The Upper Room. She is author of the book, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings.
"Discovery Weekend (The Upper Room spiritual formation weekend experience for middle schoolers) is a breath of fresh air for the youth ministry in local churches. I was impressed with the way it invited both spiritual maturity and committed leadership from our older youth as they served. Of course, our younger youth received so much as well." Read more about Discovery.