broken

broken are the shards of glass that cut the soles of those who trod oh-so-carefully amidst jagged edges and harsh words lashed

broken are the sobs of the survivors, forgotten in the dark solitude behind closed doors, floors strewn with soggy, wadded tissues

broken are the notes of praise, the claims of great is thy faithfulness in the face of fresh soil scooped up and tossed into newly dug graves

broken are the fragments of bread that get passed from pew to pew the world over, pieces of one body that unites those who believe

broken was the body, for you, for me, that day, on the cross

broken no longer, but whole, forever

the perfect fulfillment of a promise that can never, ever be broken

 

“… this is my body, broken for you … do this in remembrance of me …”

 

this post was written in conjunction with lisa-jo baker’s five-minute friday … this week’s one-word writing prompt was ‘broken’ …  find lisa-jo at http://www.lisajobaker.com and join the party …

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4 thoughts on “broken

  1. One of your best because it is a honest worship from your spirit to your King. You write as David did, before his maker. Even in the broken, you turn it back to praise. Thanks for showing us we can soar to Him even with broken wings.

  2. Beautiful, powerful and inspiring. “broken are the sobs of the survivors, forgotten in the dark solitude behind closed doors, floors strewn with soggy, wadded tissues”…oh He does see each one. Poetic.

  3. Beautiful perspective on the prompt…I’m so thankful I have a Savior who was willing to be broken for me. Thank you for sharing! Blessings! 🙂

  4. Oh Kate, I have tears streaming down my face. This is amazingly beautiful. The way you craft words and thoughts, oh my soul is so happy reading them! Thank you so so much for sharing!

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