I tried to replace our old toaster once. My husband didn’t like all the bells and whistles of the new toaster. We kept the old toaster while the new toaster was given to our son for his college apartment.
Then the old toaster began to work sporadically. Finally, I would have the excuse I needed to buy a new toaster. My husband was not deterred. He replaced the faulty plug with a new part and electrical tape. Today, I still have that same old toaster and a happy husband who just wanted plain toast.
What if the brokenness couldn’t be fixed? What if the problem couldn’t be figured out? What if the parts weren’t available? What if there was no one to fix it? I’m no longer talking about toasters. I’m referring to our circumstances, our lives and us, as human beings. If you have ever felt overwhelmed, helpless or hopeless, then you can relate.
We are not alone. Our Father in heaven sees our struggles. God reaches down to us through His Son Jesus Christ to fix the brokenness. God’s way is not a temporary fix or an obvious repair job. God transforms us into a new creation by giving us a new heart. There is nothing plain about it. Let’s start our day with God and discover that extra helping of joy.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!