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.
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE