Brokenness: Where does it begin?

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The blame for the girl wielding a knife attempting to kill another girl doesn’t begin with the officer taking her life. It started long before she ended up in a foster home full of defiance, anger, and a disregard for life. For her, it began at home.

Long, long before God created the church or established Israel as a nation, before cities, God established the family as the basic unit of society. Parenting is one of the most demanding and most rewarding jobs ever. It is where we teach the love of self and others. It begins at home.

No parent is perfect, and even when you think you’re doing your best, things still go wrong. Missing subtle signs of depression, bullying at school, a child’s desire to be liked, willingness to sacrifice their (or your) values to succeed but then realized it costs them their soul. Parental conversation, church, counselors were still no help. It’s still the parent’s responsibility. It was mine.

Today we live in a world that flaunts Christian values as outdated, ridiculous, and even judgmental of others. The plumb line of Truth for the world has moved gradually in the seventies to drastically today. Raising a child amid that change can leave one blinded. Hind-sight has that glorious 20-20 vision.

Moving away from God’s design for the family, away from the families’ umbrella of protection, using the world’s plumb line for truth is the path to brokenness. There are many ways that brokenness enters our life and will whether or not we’re Christian. Healing comes by trusting God to mend our brokenness.

3 thoughts on “Brokenness: Where does it begin?

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Folks hung on crosses on the path
    that lead now to our pagan Rome;
    left in charge, the devil laughs
    and tragedy begins at home.
    Our money says “In God We Trust”,
    and we still have a Day of Prayer,
    but real faith’s been left to rust
    and our leaders vent hot air
    about the truths they claim to teach
    that we benighted are to follow,
    but our compromising will not reach
    the Lord, and we are thus left hollow
    and told we must now secularize
    ‘neath what we’re told are empty skies.

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